AJK to Build a Tourism Corridor Under CPEC

Reports from Muzaffarabad state that the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir have planned to build a tourism corridor in the valley to make it easier for travelers to come to visit scenic spots in the region.

This is another project that is going to be part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The tourism corridor will be around 190 kilometres long and built “under the CPEC project”, according to a statement on Thursday by President of AJK, Masood Khan.

The President revealed this while talking to a deputation of investors who had gone from Karachi to Muzaffarabad that this project is part of a bigger project to lay down 1450 kilometres of new roads in the valley.

He also told the investors that the AJK government had estimated the cost of the infrastructure project and found it to be around Rs.22 billion.

Besides this, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government is also taking measures to build the infrastructure in other parts of the territory.

CPEC is becoming a hot hub for all sorts of investments – private and governmental – from a lot of different countries. Just yesterday there was news about private businesses of the United Kingdom and its government being interested in investing in CPEC and the surrounding region, especially Pakistan. This is particularly because of Pakistan’s recent economic growth.