Eye On High Speed Boats In Langkawi Geopark

By Hamdan Ismail

LANGKAWI, July 18 (Bernama) -- Boats travelling at high speeds are posing a threat to Langkawi maintaining its UNESCO Geopark status, said Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) chief executive officer Tan Sri Khalid Ramli.

He noted that waves created by these vessels could ruin the beaches and mangrove swamps - among the unique natural elements of the Langkawi archipelago that earned it the Geopark status from the Paris-based UNESCO on June 1, 2007.

"Experts (on geoparks) have told me (to) address just one issue ... fast travelling boats in order for us to continue to become a leading Geopark," he told Bernama.....