Peshawar: According to a recent news report, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has agreed to launch a project to develop access roads to historic tourist sites in the province to encourage tourism in the region.
According to reports, the Provincial Working Development Party (PDWP) recently authorized PC-1s for an access road to Sheikh Badin (Lakki Marwat), upgradation and reconstruction of the 24km Thandiani Road (Abbottabad), and Mankyal Road (Swat) at a high-level conference.
Work on several access roads to tourist sites in different districts of the province is in progress, according to the meeting, which was chaired by KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan to review progress on various projects of the tourism, health, and education departments. The projects, once completed, would increase tourism activities in the region.
The cost assessment and construction of the other three approach roads — the 40-kilometer Kalam-Kumrat Road (Swat), the 52-kilometer Patrak Kumrat Tori Oba Road (Upper Dir), and the 16-kilometer Thal Jahaz Banda Road (Upper Dir) — had also been completed, according to the report.
On this occasion, the chief minister ordered the health department to complete its homework regarding the outsourcing of diagnostic facilities in all district headquarter hospitals in order to ensure that such services are available to people in public sector hospitals at all times.
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