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Secretary Mehboob Ali Khan visits Zanskar

Takes stock of status of developmental works under tourism sector

KARGIL, JULY 05, 2021: Secretary Tourism, Labour and Employment Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan during his 4 day visit to Zanskar took stock of the status of various development works undertaken in tourism sector in the sub division.

The Secretary Tourism visited different villages of the sub division and interacted with the locals to know about their issues and developmental needs.

Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan also visited different villages of Lungnak block including Shinkun-la top.

The Secretary also visited the Kargyak area bordering with Himachal Pradesh where at Gonbo-Rangjung he inquired about the status of the land identified for Skoryang Complex (Tourist Facilitation Centre) at the entry point of Himachal Pradesh.

The Skoryangs Complex is to be completed at an estimated project cost of Rs 8 crores while aiming to facilitate the incoming tourists in UT Ladakh.

Meanwhile, a public delegation of Kargyak Panchayat Halqa including Sarpanch, Lambardars and villagers forwarded some demands pertaining to the development of the village to the Secretary Tourism.

Secretary Mehboob Ali Khan also inspected various infrastructural assets of the Tourism Department during the visit such as guest houses, camping sites and way side amenities.

The Secretary Tourism directed the concerned officers to complete all the incomplete rest houses at various locations in the Lungnak Valley on top priority.

The Secretary while addressing the villagers of Lungnak urged them to get enrolled in maximum numbers for the upcoming Labour Camp organised by the office of the Assistant Labour Commissioner Kargil from July 6.

At Zangla Pass, Secretary Mehboob Ali Khan inspected the on-going construction of 55 feet Buddha Statue constructed by the Ex- Serviceman Society of Zangla also interacted with the society members

Earlier, Secretary Tourism Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan along with the Director Tourism Kunzes Angmo and other concerned officers were received and accorded warm welcome at Zang-La pass by the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Zanskar, President Zanskar Buddhist Association, President Anjuman Moinul Islam Zanskar, BDC Chairperson Zangla and villagers.

SDM and CEO Zanskar Development Authority Sonam Dorjay, concerned officers of Tourism Department, engineers of ZDA besides other concerned officers accompanied the Secretary Tourism during the visit.

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