Balochistan to develop 770 km long coastline to generate revenue

To provide entertainment on the beach to the tourists coming to the province, eight jetties will be purchased at the cost of Rs. 1,000, which can also be used for fishing purposes.

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Kund Malir Beach, Balochistan

Balochistan has developed a master plan for generating revenues by increasing tourism facilities along its 770 km coastline, an official of the Balochistan government told the APP.

He said the authorities had allocated Rs. 150 million for the improvement and establishment of the 770km coastline.

“There are vast opportunities for tourism and investment in the coastal areas of Balochistan,” he said, adding the authorities were paying particular attention to the development and improvement of the coastal belt of the province.

Gaddani Beach, Balochistan. This beach is around 50 km from Karachi.

He said the authorities had planned to identify tourist destinations of the provincial coastal areas and set up tourist resorts there.

He said that the provincial government was aspiring to provide necessary facilities to the tourists and preparing feasibility for the promotion and growth of eco-tourism at the coastal belt.

To encourage eco-tourism in Balochistan’s coastal areas, seven tourist resorts would be set up for Rs. 1,000 million.

Ormara Beach, Balochistan

The said official said rest areas with state-of-the-art facilities would be established at ten places on the Coastal Highway with Rs 1,000 million.

To provide entertainment on the beach to the tourists coming to the province, eight jetties will be purchased at the cost of Rs. 1,000, which can also be used for fishing purposes.

He said that the Balochistan Green Boats Scheme for fishers would also be launched in the province with the expense of Rs 500 million.

Daran Beach, Jiwani, Balochistan. This is near Pakistan’s border with Iran.

The authorities have also planned to build five beach parks in coastal areas, whereas Rs. 250 million has allocated this year for the purpose.

Rs. 150 million was reserved for the establishment of rest houses, restaurants, motels, international fast-food chains, washrooms, and emergency response centers in coastal tourist destinations during the current financial year.

Astola Island, Balochistan.

A holistic strategy was developed to provide a sound infrastructure support system and clean drinking water, he added.

Gwadar Coastline.

He said fishing was the major source of employment for the people in Balochistan; adding a feasibility study was being carried out at the cost of Rs. 200 million for allocating eight fishing zones in coastal areas.

He added that a tree plantation was underway to protect the marine life, and Sunset Park was also being constructed in Gwadar.

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