Eco-tourism center to be setup in Kalash valley: Atif Khan

PESHAWAR: The Provincial Senior Minister for Tourism and Sports, Atif Khan has said that eco-tourism village would be set up in Kalash valley of Chitral District under which the local people would be given technical training and financial support.

In a call on meeting with the UNESCO delegation at his office on Monday, the meeting discussed in detail the various aspects for preserving cultural heritage of Kalash valley and the promotion of eco-tourism in the area.

The Senior Minister told the delegation that pragmatic steps were being taken to promote tourism and local culture for the progress and development of Kalash area. He said eco-tourism would provide job opportunities to local people besides preserving their century old culture and heritage. On the occasion, the UNESCO assured financial support and all other possible help in establishing eco-tourism in the area.—APP

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