CM launches tourism for economic growth project.

LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar laid the foundation stone of roads infrastructure improvement plan of six tourist spots under tourism for economic growth project at 90-SQA on Friday.

The project has been launched in collaboration with the PandD Department and the World Bank.

Addressing the ceremony, the CM said roads infrastructure will be improved with a cost of Rs830 million, adding that revamping of the 35- kilometre long roads will be completed in the first phase.

Tourism-zone is being developed in the salt range consisting of Chakwal, Khushab and Mianwali and new tourist spots are going to be introduced in Kotli Sattian, Chakwal, Jhelum, Soan Valley, Mianwali, Attock, Fort Munro and Koh-e-Suleman.

Along with it, the CM said that steps will also be taken to promote tourism in Jhelum, Multan, Bahawalpur and other areas.

More projects will also be started to further promote tourism because a large potential of historic, cultural and religious tourism is available in Punjab, he said.

Meanwhile, the CM told that a program is underway to restore Lahore Fort and other historic spots with an amount of four billion rupees.

Tourist- spots will also be developed under a public private partnership, he disclosed.

The CM said a total of 176 rest houses have been opened to the general...

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