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Tuesday October 28, 2008

Kedah upbeat on projects

ALOR STAR: Several of the 18 tourism projects in Kedah -- involving RM79mil -- set to be implemented this year under the Ninth Malaysia Plan are completed.

Kedah Tourism Action Council chairman Datuk Othman Aziz said five of the projects were completed on schedule, one ahead of schedule, three delayed and the rest set to be finished on time.

The completed projects involved the building of infrastructure and beautification of tourist spots in Pasir Hitam and Pantai Cenang, the area around Gunung Jerai and the Flora and Fauna Park in Titi Hayun, and upgrading of tourist facilities at the Bukit Hijau recreational park, Kulim.

Speaking to reporters at an Hari Raya open house at the Kedah Tourism Malaysia office here, Othman said the completed projects cost RM6.5mil.

He said 10 projects were going on as scheduled and are expected to be completed by the end of the year. He said the Kedah Tourism Board would focus next year on a homestay programme themed “Holidays, Tourism and Students” and eco-tourism projects to attract more domestic tourists.

“Today’s open house is the start of a new tourism promotion campaign called ‘Zoom! Malaysia’ that portrays the country with a dynamic identity, providing continuity to the ‘Cuti-cuti Malaysia’ campaign.” - Bernama

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