14-kilometer long cable car project will be built on international standards, and would attract a large number of tourists both local as well as international, and will generate employment opportunities in the region
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government will launch the world’s longest and highest cable car project in the Kumrat valley of the Upper Dir district. The project has an estimated cost of around Rs.32 billion and will be open to the public in the upcoming year.
The 14-kilometer long cable car project will connect the scenic tourist resort of Kumrat in the Upper Dir District with the Madaklasht area of Chitral. The project will generate employment opportunities in the region during the development and also after the launch as it will attract a large number of local and foreign tourists.
The decision was made during a meeting of the tourism department that was chaired by the Chief Minister of the province Mahmood Khan and was attended by Tourism Secretary Mohammad Abid Majeed, and other senior officials of the department.
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The CM directed that the authorities to immediately get hard at work, as the proposed project is vital in boosting tourism activities in the region. He also said that the promotion of tourism is one of the top priorities of the government right now to improve the economic condition of the country.
The tourism department got the green light for carrying out a detailed feasibility study and engineering design of the cable car project, according to a KP govt. statement. The feasibility study of the project is expected to be completed in the upcoming five to six months.
The statement also reads that the aforementioned project will be the highest and longest in the world, and is likely to become an attractive tourist destination that will bring millions of local and foreign tourists to the spot, and will generate employment opportunities in the region.
The project will provide car parking facilities at both the stations, whereas it will also have an intermediate station as well that will have restaurants and other allied facilities for the tourists.