Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Preserve tourism potential areas in Kudat


KUDAT: Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang has impressed on the Kudat local authority to preserve and reserve areas with tourism potentials strictly for tourism, including the turtle nesting grounds such as Bawang Jamal, Pantai Kelambu and Bak-Bak areas.

Teo, who is also Tanjung Kapor assemblyman, has received reports from the Kudat Turtles Conservation Society that turtles have been sighted in the Kudat waters, some were found to have come ashore to lay eggs.

Accordingly, Teo is requesting for the local authority to preserve and reserve the areas strictly for tourism, including the turtle nesting grounds.

In addition, he said the Kudat Tourism Development Council had designated the seas near Kampung Tampakan for aquaculture development.

Teo said this during his visit to Kudat to inspect several sites, including an aquaculture farm, Kampung Bak Bak and Sidek Esplanade jetty last weekend.

Teo said he was also concerned with reports that some villagers have erected huts and fence in the waters near Bak-Bak for sea cucumber farming.

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