Country’s first eco-tourism village to be set in the Kaghan valley
Malik Amin Aslam, the SAPM on Climate Change, announced that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will feature Pakistan’s first eco-friendly village. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kaghan valley and a few kilometers off the Monroe Trail is the location of Pakistan’s first eco-tourism village. The eco-tourism village will be implementing a zero-waste road map and will be a two-hour jeep ride from the Monroe trail.
The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change on 253rd of December said, “The eco-tourism project is unique and practically would reduce the environmental footprint of the tourism industry in Pakistan. It will educate not only the hospitality sector but also engage the local community for their livelihood uplifting.” Subsequently, he revealed that the eco-tourism village will be able to provide a safe environment for the snow leopards and other endangered animals.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also tweeted about the project, “Under our vision of promoting #EcoTourism the historic #Monroe hiking trail has been restored in #KP under our #10BillionTreeTsunami – traversing 50 km of pristine natural forest with two overnight #glamp sites.” However, the eco-tourism village will be made with a 7.5 billion rupees’ fund and is said to complete by March 2022.