The Balochistan government has started seven projects in the province to promote tourism in coastal areas, for which the development work is in progress.
This was told in a meeting held on Thursday in Balochistan to discuss promotion of tourism, culture and archeology development schemes launched at tourist sites in various areas of Balochistan. It was also said during the meeting that the projects will not only attract tourists but also investors interested in investing in the coastal areas of the province.
Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani presided over the meeting and other members who attended the meeting included Adviser to the CM on tourism and culture Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Chief Secretary of Balochistan Capt (retd) Fazeel Asghar, Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Abdul Saboor Kakar and the secretary of culture and tourism.
It was also informed during the meeting that a master plan had been developed to promote tourism and culture and work on eco-tourism resorts was under way at seven places in the coastal areas of the province.
The attending members were briefed about feasibility and construction of cultural complexes in different areas of the province at a cost of Rs50 million.
The tourism secretary while addressing the meeting said, “Model beach parks will be established at Gadani, Kund Malir, Ormara, Pasni and Gwadar to provide maximum facilities to tourists,” adding that the master plans for Ziarat and Shaban valleys had also been prepared.
Chief Minister Alyani said, “Tourism offices should be set up at divisional levels, tourism information centers should be opened on major highways and signs on tourist spots and culture should be installed on the highways”, adding that competitions in various fields of art should be organised across Balochistan.
He added that promoting tourism, arts and culture will help us in highlighting the positive image of Balochistan.