Govt mulls investing in coastal tourism to earn $5bn revenue per annum
The federal government is mulling to take immediate measures to promote coastal tourism in the country, as the development of Pakistan’s coastal areas could help the government earn $5 billion per annum.
According to the Maritime Study Forum, the government intends to develop coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan and a study has already been conducted in this regard. Pakistan hardly generates around $50,000 from this industry.
The forum recently conducted a survey wherein it was revealed that around 70pc of Pakistanis have either never experienced coastal tourism or had not seen Pakistan’s coastline beyond Karachi.
It suggested the federal and provincial governments of Sindh and Balochistan take immediate and concrete steps to promote coastal tourism and avert sea blindness