By the year's end, the Penang Master Plan of Tourism (PGTMP) is scheduled to be finalised.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today said the completion of the master plan took longer than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“But looking at another perspective, the pandemic also serves as a reminder of the importance of crisis management in the tourism sector, as well as to highlight that domestic tourism should not be taken for granted,” he said at a press conference.
He said that PGTMP will undergo the requisite amendments in view of COVID-19 to take into account the changing circumstances.
“We also integrate the component of efforts and initiatives by the state government in curbing the spread of COVID-19,” he added.
Earlier, Chow and state executive councilor for Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Heritage, Yeoh Soon Hin attended the last series of engagement with the stakeholders for the PGTMP at a hotel, here.
The PGTMP is a comprehensive plan for the state government to develop Penang’s tourism sector from 2019 to 2030.
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