SWAT: The caretaker provincial minister for communications and works, Mohammad Ali Shah, stated on Saturday that promotion of tourism in Malakand division was the highest precedence of the federal government.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the first-ever river rafting exercise within the Swat River in Kalam, he stated that authorities was taking progressive steps for promotion of tourism within the area.

The adviser to chief minister on tourism and archaeology, Zafar Mehmood, the director normal of Higher Swat Improvement Authority, Asif Shahab and officers of district administration additionally attended the ceremony.

The caretaker minister stated that progressive actions, particularly journey tourism, had been the necessity of the hour for promotion of tourism. He stated that river rafting would play a key position in selling journey tourism within the valley.

He lauded the efforts of Higher Swat Improvement Authority in selling tourism within the valley. “I’m hopeful that USDA would play its due position to advertise tourism by sustaining the fantastic thing about different vacationer resorts,” he added.

Mr Shah stated that they might take concrete steps to keep up the pure fantastic thing about the area by echo-friendly tourism. He stated that development of roads was underneath manner in several components of the area for improvement of tourism whereas critical steps had been taken to restore Kalam Street, which was affected by floods final 12 months.

On this event, Asif Shahab gave a briefing to the officers and stated that vital tools, specialised captains and high-quality boats had been supplied for river rafting. He stated that each facet of human security was saved in thoughts in that regard.

“To begin with, each facet of human security will probably be reviewed earlier than rafting, after which vacationers can get pleasure from rafting,” he stated. He added that together with highlighting the pure fantastic thing about the district, USDA was taking sensible steps to introduce new vacationer spots and make tracks to stunning lakes to offer extra alternatives to vacationers.

Revealed in Daybreak, June eleventh, 2023