People, Travel

Land Use Change for Tourism

Land Use Change for TourismLand Use Change for Tourism

The director of the National Land and Housing Organization has expressed willingness to help Iran meet its tourism potential.

“We have no problem with changing land use in an area brimming with tourism potential to allow investors to build facilities and develop infrastructure,” Seyyed Mohammad Pejman was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

Checking up on the progress of tourism projects in Bushehr, Pejman, who doubles as deputy minister of roads and urban development, told the media that the government is “committed” to developing the tourism sector.

Bushehr’s attractions and tourism potential has largely been overlooked in favor of the region’s massive oil and gas reserves, a problem that must be rectified, according to the official.

Drawing on the southwestern region’s pleasant weather during the winter season, Pejman said investing in local tourism will help provide an alternative source of income for the residents.

Located along the Persian Gulf coast, the province of Bushehr boasts more than 700 kilometers of coastline, where beachgoers can enjoy the sun and sand with a variety of other holiday options.

Jashk Salt Dome in Dashti is one of the Middle East’s largest salt formations of its kind that draws tourists in large numbers during Nowruz, the Persian new year in mid-March.

History buffs are also in for a treat, for the province, especially the provincial capital Bushehr, is filled with historical houses, a 19th century caravanserai, and Achaemenid-era royal tombs.