- KP Govt released Rs 220 mln for promotion of tourism, culture activities in merged districts
KP Govt Released Rs 220 Mln For Promotion Of Tourism, Culture Activities In Merged Districts
Sumaira FH 29 days ago Wed 22nd September 2021 | 01:55 PM
Attaching high priority to development of the merged district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had released Rs 220 million for promotion and development of tourism and cultural activities in these areas to generate employment for youth and give boost to economic activities there
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Sep, 2021 ) :Attaching high priority to development of the merged district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had released Rs 220 million for promotion and development of tourism and cultural activities in these areas to generate employment for youth and give boost to economic activities there.
An official document available with this agency revealed that KP Tourism, Culture, Sports, Archeology and Youth Affairs department (KPTCSAD) chalked out a comprehensive project worth Rs 2601 million for promotion and development of tourism activities in the merged districts, adding that the government had allocated and released Rs 200 million this year for execution of the mega project.
Under the project a survey team of the Tourism department had identified potential tourist resorts in different areas of the merged districts and submitted a report to the Communication and Works (C&W) department for preparation of PC-I and its approval from the competent authority.
It added that under a separate plan in the tourism sector the government had allocated Rs 75 million for provision of facilities at tourist resorts in Mohmand merged district which has a lot of potential in the sector.
KPTCSAD was already working on an approved scheme under the AIP scheme in this regard.
It said that the department initiated a welfare project worth Rs 13.5 million under which 500 artists of the province including from the merged districts got Rs 30,000 stipend each for nine months as one time incentive.
The project was initiated to provide financial support to poor artists of the province in recognition of their services.
Under the youth affairs head, the government released Rs 730 million rupees collectively for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22 out of which Rs 196 million were spent during the year 2020-21 and Rs 2.58 million in the financial year 2021-22 on different initiatives for development of tribal youth.