Rs165m set aside for promoting tourism, heritage

Rs165m set aside for promoting tourism, heritage

PESHAWAR: The sports and tourism department on Monday approved Rs165 million for executing various projects aimed at honing sports talent among youth, promoting tourism and preserving archaeological and heritage sites in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The approval to this respect was given at a meeting of Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP) held with secretary sports and tourism department Mohammad Tariq in the chair, according to a statement issued here.

The DDWP, under the annual development programme, finalised a number of projects for research in archaeology and heritage, construction of new playgrounds at tehsil level, sports talent hunt programme and promotion and preservation of Kalash culture in the scenic Kalash Valley of Chitral district.

The meeting decided that sports talent hunt programme would be launched in 12 games to provide the youth with an opportunity to hone their skill and excel in their respective fields.

It was decided that new playgrounds would be constructed at tehsil level and old ones would be reconstructed and renovated in various regions of the province.

Besides, several projects were also approved for preservation of archaeological sites, research for identification of sites, excavation and their promotion through publicity to highlight their importance to the tourists, students and researchers.

The meeting also approved construction of a playground at Government Degree College, Matta, and a picnic spot in Malam Jabba tehsil of Swat.

Published in Dawn, October 17th, 2017