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Monday, 19 February 2018

(The Star) Upgrade at Kinabalu Park boost for tourism

KOTA KINABALU: The upgrading of Burlington Hut in Kinabalu Park, has been completed and handed over to Sabah Parks.

The project also saw various other facilities being improved including the workers’ quarters, Kinabalu Park operations office and checkpoint counters under the 10th Malaysia Rolling Plan.

A total of RM12mil was allocated with Pembinaan HY Juta Bhd commissioned to undertake the projects.

The project which was completed on Dec 8 last year, was officially handed over by a representative from the company, Datuk Tiong Ing Sing to Kinabalu Park manager Yassin Miki.

In a statement, the Tourism and Culture Ministry said with the completion of the upgrade, visitors would enjoy better services.

“The upgraded facilities would also help reduce the waiting time of climbers as well as increase the capacity of Mount Kinabalu to accommodate more visitors,” the statement said.

As at January this year, 1,550 locals and 1,119 foreigners have visited Mount Kinabalu with the number expected to increase.