KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 -- The proposal to build a mountain track in the Titiwangsa Range will require careful study, as well as input from the state government and forestry department, before anything is implemented in a permanent forest reserve.
The Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JPSM) is committed to managing the Central Forest Spine (CFS) which crosses Kedah, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor, said its forest eco-park and state forest park director, Mohd Yussainy Md Yusop, in a statement today.
“It comprises four big forest complexes including the Titiwangsa-Bintang- Nakawan ranges, a sensitive area that must be protected as stated by the National Physical Plan (RFN).
“Apart from this, JPSM and the Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA) have a forest eco-park and state forest park management system that includes a module for mapping climbing areas in a permanent forest reserve that is regularly updated,” he said.
In a tweet a few days ago, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, floated the idea of a “Titiwangsa Walk of Life” as “a catalyst for ecotourism”.
Mohd Yussainy’s statement was released in conjunction with a webinar entitled “Management and Challenges in the World of Climbing”.
Malaysian Fire and Rescue Academy Commander, Md Ali Ismail, as well as 200 climbing activists like T. Ravichandran took part in the webinar moderated by JPSM trainee officer, Aina Farahin Azli.
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