Thursday, July 12, 2007

RM7mil Facelift for Cherating Beachfront

A total of RM7mil has been allocated for various development projects to give Cherating, a popular beachfront, a facelift in a bid to boost tourist arrivals.

Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) has been tasked with the job that includes completing projects worth RM5mil by the end of the year.

According to MPK president Datuk Azizan Ahmad, the figure was a special allocation set aside by the Finance Ministry.

The projects are mainly to upgrade the roads, sewerage system and landscaping which would cost RM3.8mil, he added.

“Another important feature in the project is the construction of a tourism information centre (TIC) that cost RM500,000,” he said.

He added that a TIC in Cherating was essential as there were always crowds in the area because holiday-makers loved the rustic setting and sandy, white beaches.

A TIC would be a place where visitors could obtain information on the many attractions of Cherating and interesting spots and activities in Pahang, he said.

“By having better infrastructure and landscaping for Cherating, it will give the area a fresh look to attract more people to holiday there,” he added.

Azizan said the facilities were being built near the Cherating Cultural Complex, which would be getting a facelift as well.

Source : STAR
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