ROMPIN: A river cruise jetty, a hotel with a unique concept, a dedicated venue for street art, a fish market and an integrated transportation terminal complex will be some of the additional features for Tanjung Gemok here under its Special Area Draft Plan (RKK) in efforts to bolster its position as a tourist destination.
Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said there were 122 projects, including 17 high impact projects and 58 major projects, outlined under the RKK to redevelop the 351ha gateway to the Pulau Tioman.
“The Tanjung Gemok RKK was prepared to facilitate tourism and economic sectors as well as maritime activities.
“It also contains detailed recommendations via an action plan as well as specifications for developments, management planning and actions for implementation, ” he said after launching the publicity and public participation programme for the Tanjung Gemok RKK at Dewan Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah here.
Also present were PLANMalaysia director-general Datuk Mohd Anuar Maidin and Pahang housing and local government committee chairman Abd Rahim Muda.
Wan Rosdy said Tanjung Gemok could be developed as the state’s potential income generator in tourism.
“It is the main entry to Pahang from the south and is a gateway to the Endau Rompin National Park.”
The draft includes, among others, plans to increase production of frozen food, the deepening of Sungai Endau, recommendations to upgrade the footpaths on Endau Bridge and construction of a tourist information centre.
Wan Rosdy said the RKK had been displayed at the offices of Pahang Town and Rural Planning Department in Indera Mahkota and Rompin District Council since early this month.
He said the public could give their views, suggestions or make objections to the plan until July 31.
Wan Rosdy said the opportunity to present their views on the draft proved that the government has the people’s interest at heart. — Bernama
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