“Velebit House” Visitor Center opened

first_imgThe public institution “Northern Velebit National Park” has successfully completed the project of building a Visitor Center Krasno, which built and equipped a visitor center called House of Velebit.The newly built visitor center, the project is worth 30,9 million kuna and it is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Regional Competitiveness 2007-2013. The aim of the project is to improve the conditions for the development of tourism in Lika-Senj County by establishing Krasno and Northern Velebit National Park as a unique destination that naturally connects the continental and coastal tourist offer of the County.Kuća Velebit, is located in Krasno, one of our largest mountain resorts, where visitors can get information about what to visit and experience in the Park, Krasno and the surrounding area, and buy tickets and souvenirs, but also learn more about climate, species and habitats, cultural heritage, geology, underground…. The main goal of the project was to build a Visitor Center NP Northern Velebit as a recognizable, modern and attractive content that attracts tourists to Krasno and the surrounding area, enables the presentation of natural and cultural values ​​of the Park throughout the year and quality promotion of tourist facilities in the Park and Lika-Senj County. .A significant feature of this project is the sustainability of the building of the House of Velebit and the whole concept of its layout. The building was built in accordance with the highest standards of energy efficiency (energy class A +) and is integrated into the environment and the landscape.Exhibition of the House of Velebit The exhibition of the House of Velebit spreads over four floors and includes several thematic units that are intertwined and intertwined in order to better show visitors the richness of Velebit, its diversity and cultural and natural value. At the heart of the story is man and his direct and indirect influence on nature and natural values. In the past, the inhabitants of Velebit lived a nomadic way of life, clearing forests, grazing cattle, building stone dwellings – shepherd’s dwellings and dry stone walls, thus creating new habitats – lawns, ponds and more, and influencing the number of species of flora and fauna. IN The house of Velebit visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a large part of this diversity – various insects and birds, large carnivores, endemic plant species adapted to extreme living conditions… But the value of this mountain is not only in the number of plant, animal and fungal species but also in its landscape diversity. The reason for this is the numerous surface karst forms – sinkholes, beams, hips, cracks… are just some of them. But the story of how they were created can be read by visitors in ours The house of Velebit!! But what is most valuable is actually located underground and is inaccessible to most visitors. These are our deep pits inhabited by a whole special world of specific fauna that had to adapt to life in constant darkness. And again, it is man who has been constantly intrigued by this underworld, so he has begun to explore in more detail the dark world that still fascinates and surprises us with some newly discovered animal species. For a moment, every visitor will be able to become a speleologist and explore the “Lukini pit” in The house of Velebit.Working hours of Velebit House:INFO CENTER: Sunday-Thursday 8-17h, Friday-Saturday 8-18hSETTING: Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-16pm, Monday closed/ item]last_img read more

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Corporate Games: Inaugural edition climaxes at Kyambogo

first_img Tags: Corporate GamesIan Rumanyikatop The participants warm up before the final outing at Kyambogo. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)The Corporate Games: Health & fitness in the workplace, teambuilding & networking are obvious key benefits, and of course exposure for the participantsThe corporate games 2019 season finally came to an end in style after nine months of fun and entertaining games with the introduction of two new games. Darts and Three-legged race made their introduction in the final day of the season.Corporate Games happen every first Sunday of the month at Mandela National Stadium unlike this time round it happened on 13th October 2019 (the second Sunday). Note that the games took place at Kyambogo University Cricket Oval after being invited by Kyambogo University to extend the experience of the games to the students.It has been a wonderful nine months for the Corporate Games since they kicked off on 3rd February 2019. From attaining the best media partners in the country to continuously getting more companies registering for the Games in almost every outing not forgetting the introduction of new fun and interesting games outing after another. “The biggest win was UMC Victoria Hospitals giving medical insurance to all the Corporates on the pitch, all employees play with comfort” noted the Chairman of the games Ian RumanyikaNext media – (Sanyuka TV, NBS TV) UBC TV, Kwese TV, Red Pepper and Node Group the PR agency that manages the PR and Marketing of the games) have been our Media Partners for the 2019 season and as you can see, the list contains some of the best media houses in the country and its not by chance that they partnered with us. It’s because of our core values and what we stand for. Ian Rumanyika added.And with no doubt, they provided the participating companies enough media mileage. Talking about continuous growth of the games, Corporate Games attracted the sponsorship of NEC Uzima water as the games’ official water partners in the 7th outing.All this is able to happen because of the uniqueness of the game’s leadership.Its also important to note that Corporate Games has the most entertaining unique games for corporate and here is a list of the games that companies took part in the 2019 season; Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cycling, Woodball, Chess, Athletics, Tag of war, sack race, paint ball shooting, swimming, darts and the three legged race that was introduced in the 9th and final outing of the season.Some of the participants showcase their expertise during the sack race at Kyambogo.Fiduga Limited were the overall champions of the three-legged race beating SCD Darling and Uganda National Metrological Authority (UNMA) who came second and third respectively. Mandela National Stadium clinched the 4th position just above Joint medical Stores who were the fifth. Royal Vanzanteen came 7th just below new comers Rapid Advisory who managed to grab the 6th spot. Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Orion Transformers, Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) finished 8th, 9th and 10th respectively.In sack racing Ministry of Finance finished second above Mandela National Stadium who booked themselves the third spot in both the men and women’s sack race.One the games that has been played in all the outings is football. Some of the results of the soccer played in the last outing are,Minsitry of Finance 4-0 Mandela National StadiumUganda Industrial Research Institute 1-3 Mengo HospitalNext Media 0-3 Uganda National Bureau of StandardsSCD Darling 2-0 Royal VanzantenUMC Victoria University 1-1 Oryx EnergiesEfc Uganda Ltd 1-3 Ministry Of Science & TechnologyMandela National Stadium 0-0 Mengo HospitalMinistry Of Finance 0-0 Uganda National Bureau Of StandardsUganda Industrial Research Institute 1-1 Royal VanzantenNext Media 0-3 Uganda BaatiUmc Victoria Hospital 0-4 Orion TransformersEfc Uganda Ltd 3-5 Uganda National Meteorogical AuthorityMengo Hospital 2-2 Uganda National Bureau Of StandardsMandela 1-3 Royal VanzantenMinistry Of Finance 0-0 Uganda BaatiUganda Industrial Research Institute 0-1 Scd DarlingNext Media 0-1 Joint Medical StoresFiduga 0-0 Orion TransformersUganda Baati 2-2 Joint Medical StoresFiduga 0-1 Uganda National Meteorogical AuthorityMinistry Of Science & Tech 0-1 Orion TransformersOryx Energies 1-4 Uganda National Meteorogical AuthorityScd Darling 1-0 Joint Medical Stores.Some of the companies that were involved with the Corporate games in the 2019 season are… Oryx Energies, Red Pepper, Royal Van Zanteen, Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Joint Medical Stores, Fiduga, UNSCT, Uganda National Meteorological Authority, NRMO, EFC MDI, Ministry of Science and Technology, Kwese free sports, SCD Darling, Uganda Parliamentary Press Association, Uganda Baati, Next Media(NBS and Sanyuka), UNBS, Orion Transformers, UMC Victoria Hospital, Rapid responses, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic development, Mandela National Stadium, Cavendish University, UBC TV, Mengo Hospital, Uganda National council of science and Technology, Ashton events (Our events management partners), Baliks Ltd (photography partners)Sanyuka TV were one of the participants in the inaugural edition.The 2019 season will officially be wrapped up with an Awards Dinner on the 29th November 2019 at Royal suites Hotel(an invite only event) where different companies will be awarded for their excellent performance in different areas throughout the 2019 season.The CORPORATE GAMES 2020 season shall kick off on the 2nd February 2020 starting with the Corporate Run as a curtain raiser of the season, with an outing every first Sunday of each month. All games shall be played per the events calendar which shall be provided whereas soccer will be continuous through every outing.The outings provide an excellent platform for any company to showcase & promote their products and services to over 2,000 participating corporate staff in addition to the general public that access the facility at no cost.Comments last_img read more

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