Infrastructure in AJK being improved to attract domestic, foreign tourist: Haider

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), Raja Farooq Haider has said the present government had taken steps to improve infrastructure for attracting domestic and foreign tourists to this area in a proper manner.

“We are working on “Tourism Corridor” covering the distance of 192 kilometer in AJK, for attracting tourists to this part of the region, “ he said while talking to a news channel.

The presentation regarding Tourism Corridor would be held soon to implement the project in true spirit, he said.

A large number of domestic tourists was visiting different areas of AJK to see the natural beauty, he said.

The credit went to the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who discussed this plan for promoting the tourism in this area, he said.

“We are working on different roads covering the distance of 512 kilometers to facilitate the travellers, “ he said.

To a question, Raja Farooq Haider said the focus was given to Neelum valley, lake in the area of Mangla dam and installation of chairlift in Muzaffarabad so that tourists could see beauty of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in a befitting manner.

An amount of nine billion rupees had been allocated to improve the road infrastructure in AJK, he said.

A foreign country visit would be made to bring tourists to AJK, he said.