HULU TERENGGANU: The Central Terengganu Development Authority (Ketengah) has allocated RM152,700 to assist tourism operators in Lake Kenyir whose businesses were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Its chairman Datuk Razali Idris said the fund would be distributed to boat house owners and business operators at the resort.
“We are aware that the closure of all the economic sectors since the movement control order (MCO) was imposed on March 18 had a huge impact on the people’s income.
Therefore, this contribution is an initiative to help the tourism sector in Lake Kenyir remain competitive, ” he said when presenting the contributions to the recipients here.
The recipients comprised 33 boat operators, who received RM500 each, 20 speed boat operators and eight business operators who received RM400 as well as 25 boat house operators who received RM5,000 each.
Razali said since the resort re-opened on June 12 following the implementation of the recovery MCO, there was overwhelming response from tourists.
“Now tourists can enjoy a 20% discount on all packages in Lake Kenyir. For example, a two-day boat package is only RM1,800 compared to RM2,000 previously, ” he added.
He advised the Lake Kenyir Tourism Association to conduct workshops for their members to help them with their business. — Bernama