Tourism projects underway in Garmiyan
The foundation stones for three huge tourism projects will be laid in Kalar, Kifri and Khanaqin towns. According to official sources, 4.700 million Iraqi Dinars (IQDs) have been allotted for the projects.
Nadir Rosti, Kurdistan Tourism Board spokesman, said “The projects are various and planned to be implemented based on seasons and weather,”
The projects include Bardasoor Tourism Project which will be implemented on Sirwan River in Kalar town costing 2.500 million IQDs. Cafeteria, tourism gardens, restaurants, waterfalls, and fountains are the most prominent schemes which are expected to be built.
The second project is building a dam on Alwan River which is worth 1.500 million IQds. The third project is building the facility of Tourism Directorate in Kifri with 700 million IQDs.
Upon finishing the projects, the Garmiyan area is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of tourists from inside and outside of Kurdistan region.
Kurdistan Region has become a hotspot for tourists as the tourism sector in the region witnessed a dramatic boom in the past decade during the spring and summer seasons. During the spring and summer seasons, every day, thousands of tourists from Middle and Southern Iraq, and many others from outside of the region visit Kurdistan. The region has beautiful mountains, and landscapes.