PASIR MAS, April 27 (Bernama) -- Implementation of various tourism projects
in Kelantan proves that the federal government does not neglect the state''s
Adviser at the Tourism Ministry''s office in Kelantan, Sulaiman Ismail, said
the federal government, through the ministry, would continue to develop the
tourism sector because of the revenue generated for the people in the state.
He said tourism arrivals in Kelantan recorded an increase of 10 per cent
since 2003 to 2010.
In 2010, 5.3 million tourists arrived in Kelantan, generating revenue of
about RM2.3 billion, he told Bernama here today.
Sulaiman said RM31.5 million was approved to the Tourism Ministry under the
Ninth Malaysia Plan for the implementation of 14 tourism projects.
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The projects included the People''s Bazaar in Rantau Panjang, costing EM12
million, and a watch tower at the Royal Jetty here, costing RM5 million.
"RM10 million has also been approved under the 10th Malaysia Plan for
beautification of the Sungai Kelantan riverbanks," he added.
He said Kelantan was a popular destination for tourists because of the
friendliness of its people, their culture and tradition, as well as the various
places of historical interests.
Among the popular tourist destinations in Kelantan are the Siti Khadijah
market, Kota Baharu tourism zone, Kuala Koh National Park, Gunung Stong, Pantai
Irama and the free trade areas in Rantau Panjang and Pengkalan Kubur, as well as
the Wakaf Che Yeh Night Market.
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