The provincial government has prepared a project for the construction of access road to the historic tourist site of southern region, Sheikh Badin, in order to give fillip to tourism in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Similarly, PC-1 for the upgradation and rehabilitation of 24 kilometer long Thandiani road Abbottabad and Mankyal road district Swat had also been approved by the Provincial Working Development Party (PDWP).
A meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was briefed about the details of these projects. The meeting was informed that work on a number of access roads to tourist sites in different districts of the province was in progress, adding that the projects on completion would increase tourism activities by providing easy access to the tourists. It was informed that cost estimation and designing of other three approach roads had also been completed including 40 kilometer long Kalam-Kumrat road district Swat, 52 Km long Patrak Kumrat Tori Oba Road Dir Upper and 16 Kilometer Thal Jahaz Banda Road in District Dir Upper.
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Similarly, establishment of Rescue stations at five different tourist sites of the province was in progress whereas 73 camping pods have been established so far in different tourist spots of the province. While briefing the forum about the projects of health sector, it was told that PC1 for the strengthening of all Basic Health Units (BHUs), rehabilitation of all Rural Health Centres ( RHCs) and conversion of 200 BHUs and 50 RHCs into 24/7 health care centres had been approved by Provincial Development Working Party and Project director for the Project Implementation Unit had also been appointed. Advertisement for hiring health staff has also been floated. It was further informed that seven different hospitals in newly merged districts had been selected for outsourcing in order to provide better health care facilities to people at local level.