12 under-construction resorts at Gorakh Hill to be opened soon: minister
KARACHI: Sindh government is constructing 12 resorts at the Gorakh Hill – a tourist spot in Sindh – and they would be ready for inauguration soon, said Culture Minister Sayed Sardar Shah.
During briefing to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, he proposed to establish a boarding school or a police training center at the Hill Station to start permanent settlement there.
Mr. Murad Ali Shah said he was keen to develop Gorakh Hill Station as a tourist resort of international standards and subsequently he directed to engage an international firm through international tenders.
The culture minister said that Development of Summer Resort in Gorakh Hills was approved at Rs2543.066 million and so far Rs494.209 million have been utilized against the released amount of Rs500 million. He added that by the end of June 2017 total utilization would come to around Rs994.209 million and remaining funds of Rs1548.857 million would be allocated in the next budget 2017-18.
The chief minister was informed that the Gorakh Hill station spread over 1300 acres flat land, otherwise it has a vast area where different settlements could be established.
Giving details of the works completed or in progress include repair of causeways, establishment of Summer resorts, construction of 50″ diameter water supply line/tank, erecting of external electrification.
The chief minister directed P&D chairman to prepare master plan of the Gorakh Hill Station and get it approved from the board. The other development of the station would be made according to the master plan, he said.
It was pointed out that at present Gorakh Hilll peak can be reached with 4X4 vehicle which are available from Dadu, Johi and Wahi Pandhi towns.
He directed the P&D to involve Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit and plan its development under PPP mode. “I want to develop Gorakh Hills Station on international standards, therefore an international firm be involved for which tender may be floated at the earliest,” he added.