Langkawi Tourism Association deputy chairman Phisol Ishak said the master plan, when implemented well, could make Langkawi an international tourist destination known for its green attractions.
"Langkawi has the potential of an international green destination," he told Bernama when contacted.
He was commenting on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's announcement when tabling the 2012 Budget today, that the Five Year Tourism Development Master Plan for Langkawi would be launched with an allocation of RM420 million.
Among the initiatives taken were to restructure the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada), the establishment of a forest ranger team, upgrade of the museum, beach and commercial areas and a more efficient public transportation system.
Meanwhile, Lada general manager Datuk Azman Umar concurred with Phisol that the five-year plan for the island would boost its natural attractions.
He said the allocation was based on a tourism blue print prepared by the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) under the finance ministry and it would act as a foundation to attract more investors to the island.
"This is a huge amount of allocation spreading in a five-year plan. We believe it will lure more investors to the island," he said when contacted today.
To LADA.. Yes its a huge spending but it has to be use wisely & please concentrate on eco-tourism concept & do not to concentrate on others..
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