Suitability of Porphyritic Granite Stones as Geosite to be Studied

Discussions and monitoring will be held in the near future with relevant parties to see the suitability of the location of porphyritic granite stones in Gunung Bujang Melaka, Kampar as another geosite.

However, according to the Chairman of the Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi, the decision is also subject to the willingness of the landowner in the area to develop it as a geosite.

“We will start the process to consult with the owner of the site to see how we can raise it as a geosite.

“The local authorities and the Land Office have contacted the owner of the land and, God willing, we will ask the State Parks together with the Department of Minerals and Geosciences to do an initial monitoring.

“It is to see whether it is suitable or not for us to adopt it as a new geosite,” she said.

Nolee Ashilin said this while commenting on the location that went viral on social media recently, including the natural beauty that is there. Not denying the fact that the interesting location went viral on social media recently, she said that many aspects need to be refined including public safety issues.

When asked when the meeting would be held, Nolee Ashilin said her party would visit the location and discussions would be held in the near future with JMG, the land owner and State Park.

Earlier she officiated the closing ceremony of the Reskill and Upskill Programme of the Basic and Advanced Guide Course @ Geoguide Kinta Valley Geopark.

Also present were the Director of the Operations Coordination Branch of the Department of Minerals and Geosciences, Nizarul Ikram Abdul Rahim and the Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Perak, Nurmalis Musa.

In the meantime, she also advised the public to be patient and not visit the area first, before the discussions are held.

It is because it is feared that something unexpected may happen and the landowner will have to take responsibility for security issues.

A total of 50 participants successfully completed the course and received a certificate presented by Nolee Ashilin.

By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

Picture Credit: (Facebook) Pemerhati Lembah Kinta
Picture Credit: (Facebook) Pemerhati Lembah Kinta
Picture Credit: (Facebook) Pemerhati Lembah Kinta
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