By Zareef Muzammil
KLANG, March 24 — Several high-impact tourism development projects will be implemented in Sungai Klang this year to develop Selangor’s maritime economic zone.
Landasan Lumayan Sdn Bhd managing director Syaiful Azmen Nordin said the initiative through the Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) includes bazaars and cultural village.
According to him, a pilot project for urban organic farming along the river will also be introduced and included in their focus on Selangor agropreneurs to help the low-income group.
“These related projects will further increase the value of Sungai Klang and develop its maritime location to attract investors in taking part in Selangor’s future,” he said when met after visiting the Pangkalan Batu public park, here yesterday.
Syaiful said the 13,000 square metre area will be upgraded to create a more open public space.
He explained that the park will also have an interactive playground with a pirate theme to stimulate children’s imagination.
“Besides that, there will be an educational wetland centre to show how river water can be restored naturally and organically,” he said.
Meanwhile, Syaiful said that the SMG river taxi service will be launched in the near future and the Pangkalan Batu jetty will be the main station of the facility.
He said the Mangrove Point park, which is the first nature park in the country, will also be opened at the end of this year.