Cleanliness drive in Galyat plannedArchive
PESHAWAR: The Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) is launching a weeklong cleanliness campaign from Friday to provide neat and clean environment to the tourists in the scenic Galiyat region, said an official statement here on Wednesday.
The proposal was approved in a meeting presided over by Secretary Tourism Mohammad Azam Khan, who is also director general of GDA. Students of various educational institutions, local population and tourists would participate in the drive.
He said that Galiyat region was a hub of tourists these days and GDA was duty-bound to provide clean and peaceful environment to the visitors. The drive will be held in major valleys, including Nathiagali, Dungagali and Khanaspur.
Residents would be given bags to collect garbage around their homes, which will be collected by GDA. Awareness campaign about cleanliness and its role in development of a nation would also be launched. To improve the cleanliness condition, the management of GDA had terminated 25 employees who were continuously absent from duty. Other interventions were also proposed during the meeting to overhaul and restructure GDA.
It was decided that steps should be taken to solve the problem of parking lot for the tourists’ vehicles, facilitate the visitors and efficiently manage the increasing rush of tourists to the region these days.
Published in Dawn, August 20th, 2015
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