Monday, May 04, 2009

Terengganu acquires old houses for tourism

The Te­­reng­­ganu government is buy­­­­­ing old houses of historical value to retain the state’s ar­chi­tectural heritage and boost tourism.

State Tourism, Arts and Culture Com­mittee Chairman Datuk Za’abar Mohammad Adib said that several old houses in Kam­pung Losong here were acquired for the purpose.

“The state saw many old houses there and bought some,” he said after launching the Sungai Berang Uncovered Terengganu programme recently.

He said that owners of houses in the village that were not bought would be given financial aid for restoration.

He also said the state had allocated RM77mil for development and RM6mil to promote tourism this year.

The Sungai Berang Uncovered Terengganu programme was to pro­mote Sungai Kuala Berang as an eco­tourism destination.

Source : STAR
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