[NEWS] MOU SIGNED ON MALIAU BASIN CONSERVATION

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KOTA KINABALU, July 8 (Bernama) -- Yayasan Sabah today signed a memorandum of understanding with Nature, Ecology and People Consult (NEPCon) of Denmark on the Revision of the Maliau Basin Conservation Area Management Plan.

State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun witnessed the signing of the MoU, aimed at reviewing and updating the Maliau Basin Conservation Area Strategic Management Plan from 2014 to 2023.

Yayasan Sabah director Datuk Sapawi Ahmad, in his welcoming remarks, emphasised that the MoU reflected the concern and commitment of ensuring the protection and conservation of Sabah’s natural heritage.

“Since the first Strategic Management Plan was written, numerous developments and changes have taken place in relation to the Maliau Basin Conservation Area, especially the completion of the Maliau Basin Studies Centre, and related infrastructure and facilities,” said Sapawi.

The text of his speech was read out by Datuk Peter Pang En Yin, a member of the Yayasan Sabah Board of Trustees.

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Sapawi said that with the success of the first strategic management plan for Maliau Basin, NEPCon was invited once again in the review and update of the management plan from 2014 to 2023.

NEPCon was also successful in securing funding from Aage V. Foundation, Denmark, amounting to 294,875 Euro (RM1.2 million),” he said.

At the signing, Yayasan Sabah was represented by Pang while NEPCon was represented by its director Peter Feilberg.

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