Friday, February 09, 2007

Guide book to Loagan Bunut National Park launched in Miri

By George Francis

MIRI - A first ever informative Visitors' Guide on Loagan Bunut National Park was yesterday launched here, providing a guide on the park's diverse plants and animals as well as the rich cultural heritage associated to the lake and useful for future planning.

It is part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Environment Facility (GEP) funded project in collaboration with the Sarawak Forestry Corporation on the conservation and sustainable use of tropical peat swamp forests and associated wetland ecosystems, launched in 2002.

Chairman of Miri City Incorporated Tourism Committee, Lee Kim Shin who launched the Visitors' Guide, said, "Loagan Bunut National Park with an area of 10,736ha can be one of the must-see tourist destinations if it can be marketed well."

Therefore, he said, the guide book can provide exciting facts and information about the park to entice tourists to visit there.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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