Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017
The Kargil Development Project (KDP), a Kargil based organization, held an interactive meet of travel trade fraternity and civil society members of Ladakh region and Kashmir valley for discussing how to fortify mutual cooperation, especially for tourist players from both the regions.
The meeting discussed in detail various issues faced by the travel trade fraternity, mutual cooperation, problems faced by the tourist players of Kashmir in Ladakh and vice versa, mutual promotion of tourism in Kashmir and Ladakh with particular focus on Kargil district. Strengthening of ties for environmental protection, sustainable development and preservation of cultural heritage were also discussed.
Feroz Kachoo, councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, said, “This is just the beginning. Today we thought to initiate a process by involving people associated with tourism from both Leh and Kargil with their counterparts and other civil society members in Kashmir to have an open discussion. In future we want to involve government and other stakeholders including people from Jammu division as well.”
Nasir Sah of J&K PILTOF said, “Tourism fraternity from Kashmir has been discussing for quite some time to initiate such kind of interaction but we are thankful to you people (KDP), as you came from Kargil and held this meeting here.”
While assuring full support, he talked about the promotion of Kargil as a tourist destination and also stressed on developing Kargil on eco-friendly and sustainable ways, as it is not fully developed yet.
The KDP initiative was supported by three Kashmir based organizations Centre for Law and Development Policy (CLD), EHSAAS and MOOL.