Thursday, June 28, 2007

RM20mil complex for Tasik Bera

A RM20mil tourist and recreational complex will be set up at Tasik Bera, Pahang's renowned freshwater lake.

A 400ha piece of land has been earmarked for the complex, which is scheduled to be completed next year.

Bera MP Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the project would help attract more tourists, both locals and foreigners, to the popular site.

“The state government has given the green light for the project. I am confident that it will boost development in the area and benefit the locals,” he said.

Ismail Sabri said that the lake, covering some 40,000ha, was even bigger than Singapore.

He said it had its own attractions in addition to being classified as a Ramsar wetlands site.

The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

“Among others, the complex will be equipped with facilities such as an information centre, offices and conference halls,” Ismail Sabri said.

He said there would also be a public park, jetty, zoo, chalets, camping sites and scenic landscape to cater for recreational activities.

Source : STAR
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