KUANTAN: The Pahang government is awaiting the green light from the National Security Council (MKN), to be authorized to reopen several strategic tourist destinations in the state.
Chairman of the State Committee on Tourism, Culture, Environment, Plantations and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin (Photo), said the state government was ready to implement a travel or tourism bubble in said places.
“We understand that only domestic tourism is allowed at the start of the reopening of the tourism sector, however, it is still a very welcome decision.
“It will at least help industry players, who have long been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he told reporters after presenting the Bantuan Prihatin Pahang Covid-19 2021 assistance to drivers of boats and tour guides in Kuantan, Pahang tourist office. here today.
The event, which was held in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP), involved the presence of 25 representatives from 180 recipients to receive donations.
He hoped the residents of Pahang could work together to obtain the Covid-19 vaccine immediately, to ensure that more sectors, especially tourism, are allowed to resume operations.
Mohd Sharkar said that among the tourist spots whose residents had completed two doses of the vaccine were Pulau Tioman, Taman Negara, Genting Highlands and Janda Baik.
“Completion of the two doses of vaccine and compliance with SOPs are two things that are strongly emphasized in the reopening of the tourism sector, in order to reduce the risk of the emergence of new clusters.
“This requires the cooperation of operators and employees of the tourism industry, residents and surrounding tourists, to jointly ensure that no untoward incidents occur,” he said. – Bernama