MALAYSIA TO RETAIN DUTY-FREE STATUS OF LANGKAWI – NAJIB

LANGKAWI, Malaysia- Langkawi will retain its duty-free status, so long as the present government remains in power, said Prime Minister Najib.

I give you the commitment that we will retain the duty-free status of Langkawi in fact, we will bring more projects to the island, he said, when speaking at the ‘Leader with the People’ programme, at the launch of the People’s Housing Project and Chenang fishermen’s jetty.

Najib said, the government was considering two concepts in further developing Langkawi as a tourist destination, one of which was to make it the ‘Monaco of the East’ for luxury tourism and the other, to promote people’s tourism.

He also said that the housing project launched today proved the government’s concern for the people on the island to own their own homes.

The RM 242-million (USD 56.37-million) project, was expected to be completed by 2019, he said.

On the fishermen’s jetty in Kampung Chenang, Najib said, the project was expected to benefit about 400 fishermen on the island.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK