Johor to promote nature tourism

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 02 Jul 2003

SEMINARS and familiarisation trips will be organised for schoolchildren to enable them to learn more about nature, said state Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek. 

The activity would be conducted under the Students Tourism Programme, he said to a question by Jamilah Othman (BN–Bukit Naning) yesterday. 

The state government, he said had appointed six tour agents and eight schools had participated under the programme. 

The tour agents would provide assistance which include transportation, lodging, insurance coverage and meals, he said. 

He added that the activity was part of the tourism programmes planned under the Visit Johor Year this year. 


“The schoolchildren will be offered packages such as eco-tourism, agro-tourism, homestay programme, students exchange programme and recreational activities,” he said. 


Earlier in debating the motion of thanks for the Sultan of Johor Sultan Iskandar's opening address, Harun Abdullah (BN–Pengerang) said Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Semarak campus, would soon be shifted to Bandar Penawar in Kota Tinggi. 


“To achieve this, Kemajuan Johor Tenggara had allocated 160ha of land to set up the university,” he said.  

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