Contracts awarded for conservation of 9 archaeological sites
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Sports, Culture, Tourism, Archaeology and Youth Affairs Department under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism Project (KITE) awarded three contracts for conservation, preservation and development of 9 archaeological sites in the province.
These sites include Bhamala World Heritage Site Khanpur, Shapola Stupa Khyber District, Jamrud Fort Khyber District, three historical mosques in Swat i.e. Pishmal Mosque, Main Kalam Mosque and Udegram Mosque, Hund Museum Swabi, Chakdara Museum, Dir Lower Museum and Mardan Museum.
The spokesperson of the department while talking to media persons here on Friday said that the main objective of KITE was to promote and develop culture and religious tourism by exploring the archaeological treasures, adding that the sites included in the scheme were highly important globally and were already enlisted in Prestigious World Heritage List of the UNESCO.