CM orders officials to expedite work on roads to tourist resorts.

PESHAWAR -- Chief Minister Mahmood Khan here on Monday directed authorities concerned to expedite work on approach roads to tourist destinations and restoration of various archaeological sites in the province.

A statement said that he issued the orders while chairing a progress review meeting on rehabilitation of archaeological sites and construction of roads to tourist resorts.

Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Amjad Ali Khan, Finance Secretary Ikramullah, Planning and Development Secretary Shah Mahmood, Tourism Secretary Tahir Orakzai, managing director of Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority, director general of KP Tourism and Culture Authority and other relevant officials attended the meeting.

The chief minister told the meeting that huge investment was made during the last four years to attract national and international tourists and promote tourism in the province. He said that the establishment of tourism as an industry would not only ensure revenue generation but would also provide livelihood opportunities to locals.

He said that he was personally monitoring the development projects of tourism sector. He ordered construction of walking tracks on need basis to ensure access to tourist destinations.

Mahmood also directs restoration of archaeological sites

The meeting was informed that work was in progress on rehabilitation and remodeling of Mankyal and Thandiani roads. The projects will be completed by October 2024 at a cost of Rs3.4 and Rs2.5 billion, respectively.

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