Penang Plans A Tiger Park At Relau

Penang Plans A Tiger Park At Relau

March 15, 2009 16:00 PM

PENANG, March 15 (Bernama) — The Penang government plans to open a tiger park at Relau Community Park aimed at attracting more tourists to the state.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the ecotourism project would only be implemented after considering views from non-governmental organisations (NGO) and the local community.

He said this was in line with the state government’s Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) principle of implementing projects transparently and fairly by listening to views from others.

“The free Wifi project opposed by many people is a good example. We want to prevent a repeat of such problem and want to get views from others before approving the tiger park project,” he told reporters after visiting Relau Community Park here today.

Lim said members of the public have two months to give the state government their views on the project to be sited far from housing areas, with a new public access road be built via Jalan Paya Terubong.

“The lush greenery of the 100-acre Relau Community Park will be a good place

for Malaysia’s first tiger park.

“The cost for the government-private sector joint venture project will only be determined after the tender is issued,” he added.

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