Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Johor tourism back in business

THE tourist spots in Johor, such as the city centre and Desaru are back to normal, Tourism Malaysia Johor's officer, Ms Musalmah Mohd Akil, said: "The only place not advisable to visit is the Endau-Rompin National Park as the chalets are closed and under repair due to the recent flooding."

Last month's floods in Johor were the worst to hit the region in nearly 40 years, killing at least 15 and forcing more than 100,000 into emergency shelters.

Yesterday, Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting told a press conference that the Fire and Rescue Department will have to ready itself to face the challenges in the future due to global warming. The department has put in a request for RM300 million (US$85,719,184) to purchase equipment such as boats and a hovercraft.

Source : TTG
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