Saturday, May 27, 2017

Major face-lift, upgrading set for Niah National Park

KUCHING: Niah National Park is set to undergo a face-lift as major upgrading and repair works on the park’s facilities including the development of a state-of-the-art Interpretation Centre have commenced.

This was announced at a symbolic handing-over ceremony of the project yesterday from Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) to Cergas Asli Sdn Bhd (Cergas Asli), the main project contractor.

The project comprises the setting up of Interpretation Centre, ticketing booth cum information kiosk, a multi-unit souvenir shop, public toilet and rest huts; information and interpretation signages as well as a 700m boardwalk.

This project costing RM3.4 million is funded by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia under the 11th Malaysia Plan.

The Interpretation Centre will showcase the history of human civilisation at the Niah caves, cultural heritage of Niah’s indigenous communities, biodiversity and natural assets of the park, and the geological features of the Niah Cave System.