State of the art tourists resort to be constructed in Attabad
Gilgit–Baltistan will have a state of the art tourists resort in Attaabad Hunza to attract tourism in the region, which has seen an unprecedented slump since the 9/11 saga and other frequent sectarian conflicts in the area. The announcement to construct the tourist resort was made by Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan at a press conference soon after the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the area.
The chief minister said that the provincial government will construct a state-of-the-art tourist resort near the Attabad artificial water lake to boost tourism in the region.
The resort, which will cost Rs450 million approximately and it will have facilities like boat services, hotels and other allied facilities as well.
The CM said the G-B government has decided to rank hotels as per the facilities they offer and will also fix rates according to the ranking.
Gilgit-Baltistan once used to be the tourist hub, particularly the foreigner tourists prior to the 9/11 incident, but it was drastically reduced to bottom during the entire decade of 2000s, which has largely affected livelihood sources of all segment of society including hoteliers, porters, transporters, and retailers.