Friday, March 06, 2009

Getting Sipadan on the World Heritage Site list

PLANS are afoot for Sipadan island, a nominee for the World's New 7 Wonders of Nature, to be listed as a world heritage site.

A special panel headed by Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin has been tasked to prepare a working paper for the purpose.

The paper will be submitted to Unesco, the organisation responsible for according world heritage status, as soon as possible.

The idea was raised by state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun at a meeting with Malaysia's permanent delegate to Unesco Datuk Kenneth J. Luis at the Malaysian embassy here yesterday.

Also present were Malaysia's ambassador to France Datuk S. Thanarajasingam and Tengku Zainal.

"Luis was very supportive of the idea and I have told Tengku Zainal to work with him on the matter," Masidi said.

Continue reading at: Getting Sipadan on the World Heritage Site list

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