Johor park hoping for RM5mil to redevelop site


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 26 Sep 2019

PONTIAN: The Tanjung Piai National Park here is expecting a development allocation of RM5mil under Budget 2020 to cope with the increasing number of tourists.

The money will be used to redevelop the square and visitors’ route, said National Park Corporation (Johor) director Hanis Musalman Salehan.

“The old plains were demolished two years ago for safety reasons following soil erosion and sediment.“Today, our visitors’ route at our landmark (in the form of a globe) can only be visited by about 20 to 30 tourists at a time.

“But with a new square, more than 300 visitors can come to the landmark at a time, ” he told reporters when asked to comment on

the corporation’s Budget 2020 wish list.

Currently, it costs RM4mil to maintain the national park, he said.

“Every year, the corporation receives RM7mil from the state government to take care of six national parks in Johor.

“We hope the state government and Federal Government will pay attention to the Tanjung Piai National Park as it has garnered global attention, ” Hanis added. — Bernama

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