Balochistan govt to develop coastal belt for boosting tourism

Balochistan govt to develop coastal belt for boosting tourism

The Balochistan government will develop its coastal belt to attract more tourists and generate more revenue, said an official on Wednesday.   

According to APP, the official said the government had planned to identify tourist destinations at the coastal areas and would set up tourist resorts there.  

The official said the government was striving to provide basic facilities to the tourist and preparing feasibility for the promotion and development of eco-tourism at the coastal belt.

A holistic strategy was prepared to provide them sound infrastructure support system and clean drinking water, he added.

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Gwadar (گوادر) pronounced [ɡʷɑːd̪əɾ] is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan,Pakistan and has an ancient history as early as the bronze age. Gwadar in Balochi language is a combination of two words Gwat meaning “wind” and Dar meaning “Gateway” Gwadar means “Gateway of Winds”. The ancient name of Balochistan is Makran which derived from the ancient Persian phrase “Mahi khoran” and the Persian empires ruled on Balochistan region. Achaemenid Persian Empire ruled in Balochistan for a long time. Gwadar was Conquered by the Persian Empire “Cyrus the great”Alexander’s Admiral Nearchus While homeward march stated that ” Travelling along Makran coast it was dry, surrounded by mountains and inhabited by “fish eaters”. After Alexander’s general Seleucus Nicator, the region was ruled by Mauryan around 303 BCE after peace agreement of Seleucus with Emperor Chandragupta and was ceded to the Mauryans.