The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources plans to build a National Geopark in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) which stretches 1,762,71 square kilometers because it has so many natural attractions.
The Lenggong Geopark development is to be the second in Perak after the Kinta Valley Geopark near Ipoh in 2018, Minister Datuk, Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said.
Shamsul Anuar said he would be seeking the collaboration of the state government to achieve this since Longgong is also recognized as a site of world heritage by the UNESCO.
“The development here will be different from other geoparks because we will combine sustainable development and branding so that it is recognised globally.
“What's interesting is that Lenggong has its own elements and distinctive features such as caves, lakes, and recreation,” he said at a press conference after a working visit and briefing on the proposed development of the Lenggong Geopark at the District and Land Office.
Shamsul Anuar who is Lenggong parliamentarian said the development of that region would attract more tourists as in Sarawak and Pulau Langkawi.
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