KUCHING: National parks in Sarawak must bring their facilities up to speed for the benefit of the public.
This will encourage the hosting of more activities like jamborees and camping in these places, said Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
“Sarawak has the most national parks in Malaysia with about more than 60 but only 20 to 22 are open to the public.
“Thus, I also hope our national parks’ facilities can be improved so that more people can enjoy the beauty of our green nature and conduct activities like camping,” he said.
He said this to reporters after flagging off the Matang Warrior Trail Run 2022 at Matang Scout Camp here on Sunday (July 31).
He said better and well-maintained facilities in national parks will help in the hosting of more activities for the public.
He said if facilities are upgraded, it will also encourage a love for the environment and foster the spirit for conservation.
Earlier, Abdul Karim flagged of the run consisting of three categories namely – 10km Jungle Trail Competition (men and women) which involved 280 participants; 5 km Jungle Trail with 375 participants; and 1 km Jungle Trail for children 12 and below which saw 136 participating.
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