Terengganu fishing community can look forward to better quality of life

  • Nation
  • Monday, 15 Jan 2018

KUALA TERENGGANU: The state's fishing community can look forward to a better quality of life as the Aquapolitan project is expected to kick-off this year.

Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman (pic) said the project will begin with the construction of 200 houses for residents in Seberang Takir.

"The Aquapolitan project is expected to be beneficial to the region's coastal heritage by developing the area as a tourist attraction, which can boost the local economy," he said when met at the Seberang Takir mosque construction site on Monday (Jan 15). 

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak approved the Aquapolitan project in 2015, which is aimed at modernising the fishing industry in Seberang Takir.

The project reportedly costs more than RM180mil.

Ahmad Razif also said that all projects in Seberang Takir are expected to be completed by next year. 

"With all these developments, we expect to see rampant change in Seberang Takir and Kuala Nerus," he said.

The state government is also working on other construction projects that could further boost the state's tourism industry.

This includes building budget hotels and shopping destinations in Kampung Cina and Dataran Syahbandar and developing projects in Pulau Warisan. 

In an effort to boost sports in the state, Ahmad Razif said the construction of a hostel for athletes and work to repair the roof of the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin stadium are set to begin soon. 

Additionally, Ahmad Razif said 1,000 houses are expected to be constructed under the My Terengganu Molek Doh affordable housing programme this year. 

"Each house will cost about RM40,000 but the state will subsidise half of the cost and in interest-free instalments," he said.

It was reported that the state aims to complete over 3,000 houses under the programme for a three-year period with an allocation of RM400mil. 

The programme aims to improve living conditions of those in the low income bracket.

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