‘Langkawi still bringing in investors’

LANGKAWI: Langkawi, which is popular as a tourist destination, continues to attract investors even though the country is still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic, says Tun Dr Mahathir MohamadThe former prime minister said although tourist arrivals to Langkawi had dropped because of the pandemic, investors were optimistic about the future of the legendary island’s tourism industry.

“Many people are keen to invest in Langkawi although there are no tourists at the moment, they have high hopes for the future.

“So, authorities that are responsible for approving investment should act quickly, so that we are prepared when tourists can start to come to Langkawi again, ” he told reporters after a walkabout at Pantai Chenang here yesterday.

According to Dr Mahathir, some of the potential investors were eyeing to open hotels, shopping malls and factory outlets. — Bernama

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