The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Thousands of tourists visited Balkh last year

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Hundreds of foreign and local tourists have visited the country’s northern province of Balkh over the past one year, the provincial Information and Culture Department said in a statement Wednesday. “As many as 250 tourists from the western and European countries and thousands of domestic tourists have visited Balkh province in the recent one year,” the statement quoted Wahid Ahadi, Chief of the Tourist Department of the province as saying. The provincial officials of the Information and Culture Department are making efforts to develop and provide tourist industry to attract more tourists from world countries, according to the statement. “Tourists will be provided with any necessary facilities and efforts are also underway to identify and reconstruct vulnerable areas in the province,” the statement further said. Meanwhile, a number of tourists expressed their pleasure that the province was hosting more tourists comparing to the previous years. Sure security and touristic facilities helped in the increasing number of tourists visiting the province this year. Noori

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.