Kenyir park expanded to 30,000ha

PETALING JAYA: Terengganu has gazetted another 19,614ha of forest in the Kenyir State Park in support of the federal government’s commitment to battling climate change.

The move increased the protected forests within the Kenyir water catchment area to 30,000ha, which is equivalent to 42,017 football fields or a little under half the land size of Singapore (72,150ha).

Terengganu first gazetted the Kenyir State Park, originally known as the Lawit-Cenana State Park, spanning 10,386ha in May 2018.

Two months ago, Mentri Besar Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar spoke about doubling the park to 30,000ha.

“The extensions to Kenyir state park comprise sections of Tembat Forest Reserve where Primary Linkage 7 of the Central Fo­­rest Spine is located,” he said.

Ahmad said this would make Terengganu the first state in Malaysia to gazette a primary linkage of the Central Forest Spine.

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