Monday, November 20, 2006

Pulau Gaya - Protecting the environment

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will consider allowing more tourism development on Pulau Gaya only if they are environmentally sensitive.

Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said any proposed development on the 140ha island, one of the five that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off the coast here, must be carefully assessed before any decision can be made.

“We will study any proposal but the overriding principal is that we will not compromise on the environment,” he said after attending the Parti Bersatu Sabah Hari Raya open house here recently.

He was asked about reports of land clearing works at the popular Police Beach on Pulau Gaya for a RM10mil “boutique resort” being undertaken by local company Gloharta (M) Sdn Bhd.

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