No application submitted for development of theme park in Cameron Highlands, says MB

Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail arrived to attend Umno division chiefs meeting at Menara Dato Onn in PWTC. AZMAN GHANI / The Star

KUANTAN (Bernama): The Pahang state government has never received any formal application or negotiated with any party to build a theme park in Cameron Highlands, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic).

He said the claims to build the theme park were untrue and urged all parties to refer to the state government for the truth behind the issue.

"It is not true... don't believe it, so far there has been no official application and we have never discussed the matter in the Exco meeting," he told a press conference after visiting the vaccination centre (PPV) for adolescents at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Rangin here on Tusaday (Sept 21).

He was commenting on claims that a RM100mil theme park spanning over a ​​24-hectare site would be built in Cameron Highlands and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as local residents had objected the move.

Also present at the PPV were Deputy Finance Minister 1 Mohd Shahar Abdullah, Pahang state secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak, State Health director Datuk Dr Nor Azimi Yunus and Education director Mohammad Rosli Abdul Rahman.

Meanwhile, on Pahang’s transition to Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan (PPN), Wan Rosdy said all criteria had been met except for the relatively high number of bed usage in the intensive care unit (ICU).

"We have passed the vaccination rate requirement, infectivity rate is below 1%, the only issue is the ICU bed usage, as such, we hope the National Security Council will give special consideration for Pahang to move to Phase Three," he said.

Wan Rosdy added that the state government estimated that about 30,000 people from the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) in Pahang would be receiving at least the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of September.

So far, he said 83.8%, or 985,011 adults, in the state were partially vaccinated while 61% or 713,000 individuals had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

On the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) which would be tabled next Monday (Sept 27), Wan Rosdy said the state government hoped priority would be given to infrastructure development involving roads and hospitals in Pahang. - Bernama

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