KARACHI – The Sindh government has decided to launch eco-tourism at Hawkesbay and Sandspit beaches, as Chief Minister’s Legal Adviser Murtaza Wahab announced the upcoming plan while visiting Hawke’s Bay Road.
In a statement, he said that the provincial government was considering launching various entertainment facilities for visitors, such as boating, jet skiing and parasailing on both beaches. He said that the Environment Department and the Pakistan Navy would work together to promote eco-tourism.
Now that the approach road to Hawkesbay and Sandspit beach has been properly built, “we are planning on developing eco-tourism in the area,” he said. If the plan is actually put into action, it would provide a great respite for citizens and give Karachiite’s a chance to explore water sports.
Now that the approach road to Hawksbay & Sandspit beach has been properly built, we are planning on developing eco tourism in the area. Our target is to start boating, jet ski & para sailing there. The initiative is being spearheaded by #Environment department with Navy’s support pic.twitter.com/xwTiGItyXA
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) July 24, 2021
The adviser said that the construction of Hawkesbay Sandspit Road has been completed. Hawkesbay is a beach, located 20km southwest of Karachi city. The beach is named after Bladen Wilmer Hawke, who owned a house on the beach during the 1930s.
The beach is very popular, with hundreds of people visiting daily for swimming, camel and horse riding, and vacations. This beach is known for being a nesting ground of green sea turtles and olive ridley sea turtles during the winter months. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) organised a wetland centre on the beach for information regarding turtles.