Tourism promotion:114-KM corridor being set up to connect Kalam, Dir

ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (APP):Carrying forward its promise to exploit full potential of tourism in Pakistan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has moved a step forward and announced to to set up a 114-kilometer (KM) long tourism corridor to connect Kalam with Dir.

The project, aimed at developing sustainable road infrastructure, will give tourists an access to eight prominent tourist resorts, located in the northern parts of the country.

Ministry of Tourism, Sports, Youth , Culture and Archeology Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has given a principal approval for establishing the facility with the help of the World Bank, an official source in the ministry told APP here on Monday.

Giving details of the project, he said eight well-known tourist destinations included Kalam, Anakar valley, Utrore, Gabral, Kumrat, Jahaz Banda, Sheringal and Dir, while dozens of more attractive scenic spots also fall in the same route.

Passing through Anakar valley, Utrore, Gabral, Kumrat and Sheringal, he said the 100 KM route would start from Kalam and culminate at Dir. A 14 KM link to be established between Kumrat and Jahaz Banda would also help strengthen connectivity between local areas as well, he added.