UNESCO Award for Altit fort Hunza

ISLAMABAD (APP):The 900-year-old Altit Fort in Hunza has received the 2011 Unesco Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

According to a statement released by the Aga Khan Development Network, which undertook the conservation project, the old fort is an important tourist attraction in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Conservation works focused on mending structural defects, stabilising and repairing existing walls, replacing some roofs, treating wood decay and providing appropriate lighting.

The UNESCO Awards for Conservation present the awards with hopes that recognising private efforts to restore historic properties would encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within the community, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.


2 Responses to UNESCO Award for Altit fort Hunza

  1. Najma says:

    anothr gr8 achvmnt by AKDN

  2. altit fort says:

    wow nice i feel happy to see unesco award is given to altit fort .

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