MoU Signed between KPCTA and GIKI to jointly work for promotion and development of tourism sector in the province
KPCTA director Khursheed Alam Khattak, and Dr Farooq Sultan, director, office of research, innovation and commercialisation (ORIC), signed the agreement during a ceremony.
Under the agreement, both the sides would work to synergise their efforts and pool resources for promotion and development of tourism and hospitality sector in KP as a sustainable avenue of economic growth by means of ecotourism and integrating tourism with technology-based solutions.
The KPCTA will share ideas for developing software prototypes intended to be used in tourism sector; establishing exhibits and stalls in GIK Institute’s events; evaluating projects related to tourism; facilitating students in acquiring publicity data related to tourism; providing industrial support to GIK Institute in obtaining research funding for tourism and including logo of GIK on products and services such as books, websites and Pashto journal as an acknowledgment.
The GIK Institute would support the KPCTA in software development projects related to tourism and hospitality to undergraduate students; disseminate undergraduate project handbooks containing list of projects; share list of students who conducted final-year tourism-related projects, and ensure students’ participation in events and job fairs. The GIK Institute would also nominate KPCTA representatives as technical experts in any funded research project pertaining to tourism.