Mingora: CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Ahmed Khan during his visit to Sawat district inaugurated multiple uplift projects in Kalam and Bahrain including Rs 2.8 billion Shahi Cricket Stadium in Kalam. He also performed the ground-breaking of the Rs 4 billion staff colony for the employees of the Gabral Hydropower Project. The CM inaugurated the engineering University Kalam Campus and some other uplift projects relating to education health and infrastructure development. The CM directed the concerned authorities to take all possible measures to maintain the natural beauty of the region and the illegal cutting of mountains and trees should be done away with.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said that the incumbent government of the province is spending billions of rupees in various sectors in the area and the Kalam Hydropower project would prove to be a milestone for infrastructure development and progress of the area. He added that the ground-breaking of the power station would also be performed worth Rs36 billion and an amount of Rs1 billion would be spent under the project to meet the requirements of the Kalam. The CM said that the establishment of a cricket stadium would help a great deal in boosting tourism at the international level as well as in the local areas. The stadium, he added, would promote sports and tourism in the region.
It is relevant to mention here that the Incumbent government of KP is paying special attention to the uplift of the province especially by promoting tourism in the region. In this regard, the government is planning to set up four Special Integrated Economic Zones In the province. These zones with the basic facilities upon international lines would attract tourism and investment from local as well as from international level. The development work on integrated zones includes roads, water supply, pathways, solid waste management, electricity supply, and infrastructure development. The government believes that the promotion of infrastructure in the province and the provision of basic facilities will promote tourism in the province and ensure economic growth besides creating thousands of job opportunities.