The Perak government plans to establish a corporation on Pangkor Island in line with its declaration of a tax-free island on January 1.
Pangkor state assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir said the corporation was to ensure that integrated development could be carried out strategically and strategically.
"As in Langkawi Island, they have the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) which ensures that the development works well.
"So I recommend creating a new corporation in Pangkor," he said at a debate session at the Perak state assembly.
He said the previous government had the intention of making the area a special island for shopping families, unlike the tax-free concept elsewhere.
"We want to make it like a paradise for families by selling healthy and nutritious products.
It is also suggested that Pangkor has been made an unspoiled green island by introducing motorcycles and electric power taxis, "he said.
The former Perak chief minister said that unlike Langkawi, Pangkor Island had a size 10 times smaller which needed to highlight its own diversity and uniqueness.
He said it would include introducing local products including turtle conservation centers, water theme parks as well as water sports activities such as jet skiing and iron man.
"Visitors to Pangkor Island don't just go to the beach, but there are other attractions besides making it tax-free," he said.
The proclamation of Pangkor Island as a tax-free island involved an overall allocation of RM486 million and was one of the high-impact projects implemented in Perak under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).
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