Friday, February 09, 2007

Tourist State Park Plan for Kedah

Kedah will transform potential tourism areas into state parks, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.

He said the state government would set up a state park corporation to monitor and maintain the parks.

The corporation would identify potential tourism areas for the state parks, he said.

He said Ulu Muda, Pedu dam, Gunung Jerai, Sungai Merbok and several islands in Lang- kawi were among the areas with tourism potential identified so far for transformation into state parks.

“We will adopt the model for the state parks from other states,” he told newsmen after chairing the state exco meeting yesterday.

He said Kedah would gazette the identified areas as state parks next year.

On another issue, Mahdzir said RM48.4mil in allocation to maintain 10 industrial estates in Kedah had been approved.

He said RM10mil was for Kulim High-Tech Park while RM38.4mil was for nine other in-dustrial estates located in Kubang Pasu, Kota Star, Kuala Muda and Kulim districts.

“The allocation is for three years’ maintenance work.

“We will start with building and repairing roads, fixing road signs, lamp posts and food courts,” he said.

Source : STAR
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