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Saudi Arabia to launch Red Sea tourism resorts

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the launch of a massive tourism project that will turn 50 islands and a string of sites on the Red Sea coast into luxury resorts. The plan is part of efforts to diversify the ultraconservative kingdom's oil-dependent economy following a slump in energy prices. It covers more than 180 kilometres (112 miles) on Saudi Arabia's western coastline, stretching from Umm Lajj to Al-Wajh. Initial investments will be provided by the Public Investment Fund before the project is opened…

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…