Officials in Abbottabad, Pakistan, are planning to build an amusement park in an effort to boost tourism.
CONFIRMED: The town where the al-Qaida leader was discovered hiding in a compound will build an amusement park.
In an effort to help boost tourism, officials in Abbottabad, Pakistan,said they are planning to build a $30 million amusement park, according to a New York Daily News report.
"This project has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden," said Syed Aqil Shah, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's minister for tourism and sports. "We are working to promote tourism and amusement facilities."
The park will be very similar to American theme parks and will house a wildlife zoo, food courts, waterfalls, jogging tracks, rock-climbing walls and a miniature golf course, according to the Daily News.
And according to a BBC report, the park will take five years to build and the cost could rise to $50 million with further private investment.
Shah said, "The amusement city will be built on 50 acres in the first phase but later will be extended to 500 acres," according to BBC.
In 2011, bin Laden was discovered living in a compound in Abbottabad. That compound has since been demolished and BBC reports the new park will not be built on the same site.
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