Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has urged investors and public representatives to assist the government in its execution of development projects in the province, a news source reported.
He was addressing a one-day seminar, titled ‘Investment Opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Driving sustainable development in the Province’, held in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The minister recalled the increase in investment opportunities in the province over the past few years; saying that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had increased these prospects and that investors should benefit from these initiatives. KP offers numerous opportunities in the fields of solar and hydel energy production, minerals and mining, oil and gas, and tourism, he added.
Yousafzai said that the provincial government was focusing on the promotion of tourism in KP. New roads and communication networks were being established for this purpose. The government has also decided to open up 49 rest houses in the province to the general public by September. Previously, these rest houses were reserved for official use only, he added.
He said that owing to these developments, as well as the launch of several CPEC projects, the price of land in Swat and Shangla districts had recorded significant increase.