Reviews tourism developmental works undertaken in Kalakote constituency
JAMMU: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Wednesday stressed upon the concerned agencies for taking measures to develop Tattapani as “best tourist destination” besides, maintaining its rich heritage, habitat, diverse flora and fauna existing in the area.
The minister was chairing a meeting of officers to review the status of various development works being executed by different agencies to develop tourism infrastructure at Tattapani.
Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli was also present in the meeting.
The minister, according to an official statement, sought details about the departmental assets, their upgradation and renovation, capacity building programmes, management of assets and promotional activities being taken up by the concerned for tourism industry development in the area.
Regarding various developmental initiatives being executed to develop Tattapani, various innovative measures were being undertaken to achieve tangible results on ground, it read.
The minister stressed for holistic development of Tattpani to attract more tourists to the area. He also directed for developing and redesigning of Sarai established by R&B Department for the conveniences of tourists and people visiting the area.
Tassaduq directed for expediting pace of work and completing pending developmental works within the set deadlines, besides he directed for completing construction works of washroom complex at Tattapani to avoid inconvenience faced by people visiting the place.
He said that the ground staff service conditions should also be improved so that they could serve in a more professional manner, besides taking care of maintenance, landscape, plantation, sanitation and proper waste management.
He stressed for making teams to conduct recce (reconnaissance), surveys and research for better planning and developing aesthetically rich structures in the area to boost and develop sustainable tourism infrastructure.
Seeking details regarding the need and scope of developing infrastructure in the area, the minister was informed that a view point and children park needed to be established in the area.
Mufti directed the officers to synergise their efforts so that the requisite results were achieved within the stipulated timeframe and also to get necessary feedback about the status of work and implementation of various initiatives on the ground.
Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez, Chief Executive Officer Rajouri Dr Tahir and various concerned officials were also present in the meeting.