MIRPUR : AJK govt has chalked out an integrated phased plan for the speedy promotion of tourism with private sector. The requisite funds have been allocated in this regard in the new fiscal year 2014-15 annual budget of the state. “Since bright potential along with conducive atmosphere is available for the uplift and promotion of the tourism industry in AJK, the state govt has reportedly invited the national and multi-national entrepreneurs in the private sector to launch the projects of tourist resorts and rest houses in various tourism-oriented picturesque spots in AJK - full of natural beauty including Neelam and Leepa vallies as well as other mountainous resorts.

 including in Rawalakot (Poonch) division”, the sources told APP here Saturday.

The government sources said that the government has also planned to practically involve the private sector to run the tourist resorts and rest houses belonging to the AJK tourism department in various parts of the area under phased programme.

The sources continued that since the natural beauty and huge available resources for the speedy progress of the tourism sector in AJK.

The tourism uplift plan involves the holding of a grant international tourism conference in Mirpur in the near future for the practical implementation of the tourism uplift program in the liberated territory, the sources added.

Since domestic tourism was getting momentum with great attraction for tourists in various parts of the AJK including in the top mountainous areas including those near the line of control, the available potential could be utilized for maximum progress of this sector, the sources added.