CKNP visitor Information & Registration Centre Inaugurated

Representatives of EvK2CNR committee and Directorate of Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) inaugurated the new building constructed at Hushey valley on 19 September 2014. In this context an inauguration ceremony was organized at the same new building at Hushey village. During the ceremony, ribbon was cut jointly by Mr. Maurizio Gallo, Chief Technical Advisor EvK2CNR Italy and Raja Abid Ali, Director CKNP. Mr. Riaz ul Hassan Resident Representative EvK2CNR, Mr. Arif Hussain Technical Representative EvK2CNR, Mr. Rashid Minhas Admin & Finance Officer CKNP, Mr. Sakhawat Ali In-charge CKNP Visitor Registration Center Hushey, other local field staff of CKNP, contractor, site engineer as well as representatives of Village Conservation Committee (VCC) and Hushey community were participating in the event. After inauguration Ceremony, building was officially handed over to the Directorate of Central Karakoram National Park by EvK2CNR. The said building has been constructed by EvK2CNR and land was purchased by CKNP Directorate under SEED project. Objective of establishing the visitor Information and Registration Centers at Hushey, Askoli, Hisper and other potential locations of CKNP is to facilitate visitors, provide information and properly registering them as per CKNP standard registration protocol. CKNP Entry and campsite flat fee will also be received at the same registration centers. Furthermore EvK2CNR under SEED has also constructed the Eco-sustainable Headquarters at Sadpara Road Skardu, 1st phase of the headquarter building was completed last year in September and inaugurated by the honorable Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah and Mr. Agostino Da Polenza, President EvK2CNR. Construction work of the 2nd phase is in progress, hopefully will be completed and handed over to CKNP soon. Directorate of Central Karakoram National Park takes the opportunity to extend its gratitude to EvK2CNR and SEED project for this support in constructing, establishing the CKNP Visitor Information and Registration Centers, headquarters as well as overall support in park management and development.

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