MELAKA: The state government is seeking an allocation of RM20mil from the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) to upgrade tourism products ahead of the Visit Melaka Year 2024 (TMM 2024).
State tourism, heritage, arts and culture committee chairman Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman said the upgrading works involved aspects of lighting, repair of facilities and cleanliness for the comfort and safety of tourists.
“We have applied for the allocation from Motac. We hope that it can be channelled as soon as possible to enable works to be carried out soon.
“Apart from that, the state government has also set aside some allocation to implement various preparations and improvements for TMM 2024,” he told reporters after inspecting tourism products around Banda Hilir and Jonker Walk here yesterday, Bernama reported.
He also said the state’s preparations for TMM 2024 were 70% completed and believed that it would reach 100% soon through the cooperation of all parties, including government departments and agencies, as well as tourism industry players in the state.
In another development, Abdul Razak said a detailed study needed to be done on the proposed implementation of the vehicle-free zone in Banda Hilir, including taking into account the views and feedback from industry players, traders, tourists and the local community.
This is to provide comfort to all quarters, as the road closure would be implemented in public areas, he said.
“It is still at the experimental stage to see its effectiveness and the acceptance of all parties involved,” he added.