Lays foundation stone of public park at Halmulla, Sangam
ANANTNAG: Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Thursday said that development of infrastructural resources at different places is the key for the management of modern tourism and also for providing tourists with all the modern facilities, an official press note issued here read.
The minister made these remarks after laying the foundation stone of a public park at Halmulla, Sangam in Anantnag. He was accompanied by District Development Commissioner Anantnag Muhammad Younis Malik, Director Floriculture Muhammad Hussain Mir and other officials.
He said that the public park will become one of the major tourist attractions on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The Jehlum facing park will be developed on modern lines and will house a book store/art gallery. It will also have a space to setup kiosks.
The facility would also have a coffee/tea point, washroom facility, children play equipment besides gate plaza.
The minister said that nature has bestowed the state with beauty in abundance and it is imperative to take steps to develop tourism infrastructure.
Veeri said that government is working on various initiatives to cater to the needs of tourists.
He asked the officials to consult the best landscape architect for making this park one of the happening places on the highway.
He said that willow of this area used for manufacturing cricket bats is famous for quality all over the world and creation of public park will help the willow traders to get more customers at their doorstep.
He recalled the initiatives and commitment of Late Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in the promotion and development of tourism infrastructure in the state.
The officials informed the minister that modern garden furniture will be setup in the park and a spacious parking facility will also be developed to cater to the rush of tourists.