KOTA KINABALU: A controversial oceanarium resort at Pulau Mabul (read: Concern over Mabul resort plan) along Sabah’s east coast still has to get the approval of various authorities here although the state cabinet has endorsed the land office’s green light for project.
State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the oceanarium proponents would need to get approval for the project’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) and development before it can get off the ground.
He said his ministry would evaluate the proposal when they received the development plan of the proposed oceanarium.
“As such, the issue of the project’s approval does not arise at this point in time,” he told The Star yesterday.
He said the EIA was a crucial component in the entire evaluation process of the project.
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