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KP Government authorizes Rs. 5 billion for construction of Kalam-Kumrat Road

Swat: According to a recent news report, the Swat Deputy Commissioner stated on Thursday, that Rs. 5 billion has been allotted for the construction of the road linking the Kalam and Kumrat valleys.

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The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister (CM) has also approved a hefty amount for the construction of the 113-kilometre road. This will help to bring in more local and foreign tourists to beautiful scenic valleys of Kalam and Kumrat.

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Junaid Khan, who also has the additional charge of MD Tourism, stated that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a bad effect on the country’s tourism sector in the year 2020, adding that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was the toughest hit province in this regard, as more than 70% of the country tourism was in this province.

“Thousands of people have lost their jobs and are facing financial hardships due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19,” he stated. “Hotels, motels, restaurants and rest houses were closed on March 18, 2020, which affected small businesses, daily wagers, transporters etc.”

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