According to sources, work has already been started to erect a cellular tower and install other necessary equipments in village Rasheet. Local volunteers from Rasheet have also reportedly offered two days services to expedite work on the project before harsh winter sets in.
It has also been learned that enthusiast volunteers from other villages of the valley, bordering Afghanistan and China, have also offered their services.
It is pertinent to mention here that the people of Chipurson Valley have long been complaining about communication issues in the valley. Even in this age of technology when mobile services have reached the heights, Chipurson Valley remains disconnected from the world.
Chipurson comprises of several villages connected to the Karakoram Highway through a jeep-able road. People of the valley spend life in harsh conditions most of the year, especially in winters when temperature reaches the extreme.
SCO is government organization run by Ministry of Information and Technology and taken care of by Pakistan Army. It is playing critical role in providing telecommunication services in the mountain areas of Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. It is also providing Internet services in its areas of operation.