Monday, 8 October 2012

Tourism as alternative to economic resource for Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU (Oct 7, 2012): The tourism industry can serve as the alternative core economic resource for Terengganu, in replacing the depleting petroleum source, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said.

He said, Terengganu was rich with its interesting natural beauty such as islands, lakes, waterfalls and the state cultural heritage which appeal to tourists.

"We must transform these areas straightaway as tourist destinations. Transforming the Kenyir lake development as tax-free lake zone will be completed by 2014, to boost tourists arrival in the state," he added.

Ahmad said this at the launch of the Decoration Citra boats, in conjunction with the 50th birthday celebration of the Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin here last night.
He said the 2013 Visit Terengganu Year marked the importance of tourism as one of the many forms of revenue generated by the state.

He said, other than tourism, several industries would be incorporated to generate income, including iron-ore mining, biotechnology projects and aquaculture. – Bernama

Note :

1. Wow! Kenyir lake will be transform to tax-free lake zone by 2014.

2. Biotechnology project would also help in Terengganu's economic resource as RM2 billion integrated biomethionine & thiochemicals plant in the Kertih Biopolymer Park in Kerteh, Terengganu.