Italy to bring eco-friendly tourism to G-B 

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


APP December 16, 2016
The G-B government, meanwhile, said it would extend its full support to the Italian government in this regard. PHOTO: STOCK

ISLAMABAD: Italy plans to bring sustainable, eco-friendly tourism to the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).

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.

G-B expects 1.2m tourists next year

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.

More than one million tourists visited northern areas of Pakistan this season

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

Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2016.

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