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20 January 2017 Last updated 5 minutes ago

Italy to bring eco-friendly tourism to GB

Italy plans to bring sustainable, eco-friendly tourism to the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, speaking at a seminar on Social Economic Environment Development (SEED) organised by Ev-K2-CNR Pakistan, on Friday said that the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP), with its scenic beauty invites tourists from all over the world.

In this regard, he said the Italian government would work on the sustainable tourism in the region.

The G-B government, meanwhile, said it would extend its full support to the Italian government in this regard.

G-B Education Minister Ibrahim Sanai said that the Italian government’s initiative for park management and livelihood improvement would help improve the living standards of the people of G-B.

Ev-K2-CNR Chartered Association is an autonomous, non-profit association, which promotes scientific and technological research in mountain areas.