Saturday, June 23, 2007

Nod for PD health belt

The Cabinet has approved a plan for a 10km health and wellness belt in Port Dickson, said Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Donald Lim.

There would be special clinics, including those for traditional therapy, for tourists to relax or recuperate from surgeries, he said at the launch of the 56th Cidesco World Congress & Exhibition 2007 yesterday.

He said the ministry was collaborating with the Negri Sembilan government to promote the concept.

“We hope the medical and beauty industries will beef up efforts to attract tourists,” he said.

Some multinational companies had expressed interest but it was too early to announce which would be involved, he said.

Lim also said shopping contributed RM9bil or 25% of RM36.3bil tourist spending in the country, which included beauty and cosmetic products.

Source : STAR
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