Sunday, February 06, 2011

Steering panel setup for gazetting Tun Mustapha Park

Kota Kinabalu: Efforts to gazette the Tun Mustapha Park received a major boost following the first meeting by the Interim Steering Committee for the park at the Le Meridien Hotel here on Feb 1.

The inaugural meeting and the formation of the committee signalled an important milestone towards the setting up of the park, a statement by the Board of Trustees of Sabah Parks said.

In the next three years, the committee and its working groups will work towards an Integrated Management Plan that will achieve the three objectives of the proposed park and outlining the implementation of a multiple use park that is managed through a collaborative management approach.

The main objectives for the establishment of the proposed park were to conserve biodiversity, to ensure sustainable development and to alleviate poverty in the proposed park.

Once fully gazetted, the park would be the first fully collaboratively managed park established through consultative and participatory process by various stakeholders of the park, including the local communities.

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