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26 February, Kuantan, The government’s announcement that a new road from Habu to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands will be built will assist ease traffic in the well-known highlands vacation town.

The project, according to Leong Yu Man, chairman of the Pahang Unity, Tourism and Culture Committee, is a two-pronged strategy that will have a significant positive impact on the local tourism business.

“Since Cameron Highlands is a well-known tourist destination and traffic congestion is a long-standing problem, it frequently happens on weekends and during school breaks.

“The building of a new road is a win-win solution not only for tourists and the locals, but also in terms of the logistics of the food supply chain because vegetable farming is the main source of income for Cameron Highlands people,” she said when contacted here today.

When asked to react on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s announcement that a new road from Habu to Tanah Rata would be built at a cost of RM480 million during the Budget 2023 presentation in the Dewan Rakyat on Friday, Leong made the aforementioned statement.

Ho Chi Yang, an assemblyman from Tanah Rata, believed that the project’s implementation will take environmental considerations into account.

He expressed his optimism that a thorough analysis had been done and that the construction will have a negligible effect on the environment and continue to be sustainable.

When the road is finished, Abdul Hadi Harun, 30, a rental car provider in Cameron Highlands, hopes it will increase the district’s value and guarantee that it continues to be a well-liked tourism destination.

He claims that this will also benefit the neighborhood’s economy, which is heavily dependent on the presence of tourists.

“Now days, some people decide not to travel to Cameron Highlands during specific seasons, such as school breaks, in order to avoid being delayed in traffic for an extended period of time.

But as a participant in the tourism business, we do want to see as many visitors as we can, and the building of the new route will undoubtedly give users an alternative, he added.

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Source: Malaymail

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