KUCHING: Bako National Park, the oldest in Sarawak, has been given an allocation of RM9mil under the Ninth Malaysia Plan for various infrastructure development projects.
State Urban Development and Tourism Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh said they included new visitor accommodation facilities, an office, interpretation centre, cafeteria, campground, jetty and improved water supply system.
“For 2007, there is a fund of RM650,000 for maintenance and upgrading of tourism infrastructure at Bako,” he said when opening a new boat terminal in Kampung Bako, near here, yesterday.
Describing national parks as the crown jewels of the state’s tourism industry, Wong said they should be sustainably managed and preserved for future generations.
“The state’s national parks play a very important role in tourism. Each year, they attract about 350,000 visitors,” he said.
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