With a vision to promote tourism in Pakistan, PM Khan inaugurated the first 5-star hotel in Nathiagali, KP. At the inauguration ceremony, PM Khan laid the foundation stone of the hotel.
The hotel will be built on land belonging to Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) and will be leased to Baron Hotels, Pakistan.
The construction of the hotel will cost approximately $25 million. Moreover, the government is hopeful that the hotel will provide employment to local residents of Abbottabad and surrounding Galiyats.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI laid the foundation stone of first 5-star hotel at Nathiagali, KP. The hotel will be built on land belonging to Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) and leased to The Baron Hotels, Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/xASenBkjZz
— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 6, 2021
On the occasion, PM Khan highlighted in his speech that due to the War on terror, KP suffered the most. However, under PTI’s five-year governance from (2013 to 2015) KP witnessed a rapid decline in poverty. PM Khan said the positive change in KP was because PTI focused on boosting tourism.
“We can create wealth in the country by increasing tourism,” PM Imran Khan said.
PM Khan also said that the 5-star hotel in Nathiagali will attract high-end tourism, which is the real money maker. Furthermore, Pakistan has great potential for skiing. Owing to the country’s high mountains, snow lasts longer, even during the summer. Therefore, foreign tourists can come to Pakistan all year round for skiing.
To accommodate such tourists, 5-star luxury hotels are important as they prefer such hotels.
Resorts: The next phase for Pakistan
Prime Minister Imran Khan said resorts will be the next phase. He then gave the example of Dubai stating that the area is just desert, however, due to the resorts, tourists are attracted.
Pakistan also needs resorts that would boost tourism. As for the claims of high prices of land, PM Khan assured that the government marked special zones in KP. The government will lease lands for resorts at cheaper prices.
Moreover, the PTI government will reduce the duties on materials imported for the tourism industry.