Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Dato’ Mohammad Radzi, Executive Councillor for Tourism and Culture, officiated at the Perak International Ecotourism Symposium 2015 on Tuesday, July 28. The two-day forum was held at the Weil Hotel, Ipoh.
The symposium’s objective was to garner world-wide recognition for efforts by the state government in making Perak an International base to facilitate research, training and environmental programmes in ecotourism, ecology as well as the promotion of ecotourism attractions – locally, regionally and internationally.
It was also aimed at encouraging greater awareness of the beauty and fragility of our natural environment and the need for greater understanding of the physical and biological processes operating within the tropical rainforests.
The symposium, said Nolee, brought various tourism players together, ranging from operators, industry representatives, policy makers, academics and researchers to help guide the future of ecotourism in Perak.
“I wish to congratulate Tourism Perak and Exist Green Sdn Bhd for putting together a formidable line-up of foreign and local presenters. I too wish to thank speakers from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hawaii, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Thailand and Hong Kong for sharing your knowledge and experience in helping us chart the direction in which we want our tourism industry to develop and grow,” said Nolee in her opening remarks.