ISLAMABAD: Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan met with Chief Minister, Gilgit Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehmanlast week, where he stated that Pre-fabricated structure rooms will be installed and modern facilities will be introduced in PTDC Motels located in Gilgit Baltistan whereas Ski Resort will be setup at Naltar for which GB Government has already allotted space of 30 kanal to PTDC.
“We have also planned to build a 5-star hotel along the river in Gilgit for which, we would require land from GB Government”, He said.
The MD said that CPEC is the future of Pakistan which will create millions of jobs not only for the country but also for the region by playing a pivotal role in launching these billions of dollars economic activities for Pakistan. In past Gilgit Baltistan was neglected but the present Government is committed to develop it into an International Hub for business and tourism setting an example for rest of the world. An agreement on tourism cooperation has already been signed between PTDC and NATCO and both the organizing will further enhance their relations to strengthen the country. Keeping in view the tourist flow this year, it is not difficult to predict that soon GB will be a hub of domestic and international tourists.
Chief Minister, Gilgit Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman said that after construction of Karakarum Highway the efforts of PTDC to promote and develop tourism in the area are commendable. GB tourism directorate participates in ITB Berlin tourism fair every year. He recommended that PTDC to make efforts for participation in the major tourism exhibitions of the world including ITB Fair to represent from the Federal level. He expressed hope that PTDC will continue its role for promotion and development of tourism in the country.