The Terengganu government will capitalize on the relaxation of the tourism industry as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak by implementing improvements to the infrastructure at the state's visitor center.
Chief Minister, Dato 'Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said lower tourist arrivals than ever before, especially in coastal areas and other places of leisure, enabled the upgrading work to be carried out.
"In addition, we are also refining strategies to attract them by using educational materials and promotion for tourists when they come to Terengganu," he said.
Also present were Terengganu Government Secretary Dato 'Zahari Md Azahar, CIMB Islamic Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ahmad Shariman Mohd Shariff and Chief Executive Officer of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia, Lim Chooi Kuan.
During the program, various activities were undertaken including the planting of mangroves, gotong-royong in wetlands and briefing on the importance of environmental conservation to the local community.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Shariman said the state government allocated RM1 million a year starting this year to manage and implement green initiatives in the State Park.
"This effort is expected to provide long-term benefits to the conservation process in the area," he said.
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