Karachi: Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal Alyani on Monday said that the provincial government was preparing a master plan to facilitate the development of infrastructure and tourism in the province, a news source reported.
He further said that the government would develop 2,700-kilometre-long roads in the next three years and construct emergency centres on highways; in addition to setting up restaurants, gas stations, and resorts to provide better facilities to the tourists.
While addressing a seminar titled ‘Balochistan Tourism’, CM Jam Kamal invited investors in to invest in the culture and tourism initiatives in Balochistan. Finance Minister Zahoor Buledi, Sindh Minister for Culture Syed Sardar Ali Shah, Adviser to the CM on Sports Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Secretary Culture and Tourism Zafar Ali Buledi, and other senior officials spoke on the occasion.
Jam Kamal said that his government was making policies to turn Balochistan into a major tourist destination. To this effect, the provincial executive had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hashoo Group to train 500 boys and girls in hospitality management. He further stated that 15,000 boys and girls would receive training under various tourism-related programmes.
The Balochistan CM stated that the security situation had improved in the province and emphasised the need for developing the confidence of both tourists and investors so that tourism would bring job opportunities and revenue.