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TCKP to get control of 17 more Galyat rest houses

TCKP to get control of 17 more Galyat  rest houses

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government plans to hand over 17 more rest houses to the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Galyat area of Abbottabad district in the second phase, said an official statement here on Tuesday.

In the first phase, 15 rest houses were transferred to the corporation in Galyat, which the statement claimed, had boosted tourism and tourists were being facilitated to enjoy stay in these rest houses. In third phase more rest houses and properties located in other tourist resorts would be transferred to TCKP.

The statement said the 15 rest houses had generated Rs2 million revenue during the current season so far. The corporation has prepared an operational plan under which rest houses could be booked on market rental rates.

Previously, these rest houses were only accessible to the employees of the concerned departments and general public was not allowed to stay there.

The statement said that 15 rest houses out of 29 were in a dilapidated condition when they were transferred to the TCKP. The corporation immediately repaired and refurbished these facilities.

Published in Dawn, August 12th, 2015

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