Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bin Laden city Abbottabad to build amusement park

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4 February 2013 Last updated at 16:38 ET
Bin Laden city Abbottabad to build amusement park

The Pakistani city where Osama Bin Laden was found and killed by US special forces is building an amusement park in the hope of boosting tourism.

The park has no link to the al-Qaeda leader, who was discovered living in a compound in Abbottabad in 2011.

Instead, it will boast a zoo, water sports, mini-golf, rock-climbing and a paragliding club, officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said.

The park will cost some $30m (£19m) and take five years to build, they say.
That cost could rise to $50m with further private investment.

"The amusement city will be built on 50 acres (20ha) in the first phase but later will be extended to 500 acres," Syed Aqil Shah, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's minister for tourism and sports told the AFP news agency.

The compound where Bin Laden lived in Abbottabad has now been demolished, and the new amusement park will not be built on the site.
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