Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan said yesterday tourists would still be able to visit the beach even as the projects were going on.
"These projects will not affect tourist activities at the beach. They can still go there."
He said the beach nourishment project would be undertaken using allocations from the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry. The upgrading project would use allocations from the Tourism Ministry.
"The beach nourishment project is needed as the beach has narrowed over the years because of erosion. With this project, we will widen the beach by about 50 metres."
On Tuesday, it was reported that traders and boat operators at Teluk Kemang were crying foul over the move to close the beach for a reclamation project.
A notice ordering traders and boat operators to move out of the beach by the end of the year to make way for the project, was issued by the council on March 5.
Mohamad said there was some misinterpretation of the notice.
Source : NST
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