Lahore: The Punjab government has finalised plans for the construction of several mega projects, including ‘Lahore Eye’ (an observation-wheel ride inspired by the ‘London Eye’ attraction situated on the River Thames in London), for the promotion of tourism in the province – a news source quoted Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi Chairman Asif Mehmood as saying.
As per the official, this project will be constructed on River Ravi under a private-public partnership mode. He said that the preparation of the feasibility study for this purpose had recently commenced; adding that Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar would receive the project briefing this week.
According to the PHA chairman, work on the project will commence following the approval of its PC-1 – which is expected to be completed by March 2020. He said that the Lahore Eye would be developed on the model of the London Eye.
In addition to constructing the Lahore Eye, the PHA has also announced its intention to launch tourism initiatives in Tila Jogian, Rohtas Fort, Fort Munro, Soan Valley, Koh-e-Sulaiman, Kallar Kahar, and Kala Bagh Dam. Previously, the executive had declared these areas as tourist destinations. As per reports, these sites will be developed during the next six months.