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Cable Car System for Bukit Larut

IPOH (Jan 15, 2009) : The country’s oldest hill resort, Bukit Larut aka Maxwell Hill in Taiping, will be developed into a eco-tourist destination with the installation of a RM60 million cable car system that is eco-friendly and will not affect the rich biodiversity site of the historical hill.

This eco-friendly project has received the blessings of the World Wildlife Fund Malaysia and the State Environmental Department and is to be undertaken and funded by the company that successfully implemented such a cable car system on Pulau Langawi.

Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming said, “Our priority is to safeguard the biodiversity of the historical hill resort. We are carrying out this cable car system after studying the eco effects of the Pulau Langawi hill project.

“With a regional tourism strategy, Bukit Larut can provide a unique recreation attraction while retaining its natural assets. The hill’s rich bio-diversity, important water catchment values and hydrological functions will not be disturbed."

Nga was speaking to reporters after receiving a delegation of nine members from the Poi Lam Primary School Board of Directors and Parents-Teachers Association at the Mentri Besar’s press room today.

Nga also said the state government will look into the possibility of getting some revenue from the Bukit Larut project although the hill project is wholly funded by the developer.

 - The Sun -

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