BY: Zaki Salleh
BATU GAJAH – The state government, through the Perak State Agricultural Development Corporation (PPPNP), has allocated RM5 million this year to develop the agro-tourism sector.
This effort aims to diversify sources of income beyond reliance on palm oil and agriculture commodities.
PPPNP has actively expanded into agro-tourism and eco-tourism, including the Perak Agrotourism Resort (Patro) in Sungai Galah, the Herb Garden, Masoorat Heritage Park, Denai Kabus, and Ulu Piah.
These locations offer various activities that can attract visitors, such as cave exploration, camping, cycling, ATV rides, fishing, and herb tours.
PPPNP is also planning to launch agro and eco-tourism programs in collaboration with Tourism Perak and several other agencies in Hulu Perak.
This initiative aims to provide more attractions in preparation for Visit Perak Year 2024.
Recently, PPPNP signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Papan Agro Valley Sdn Bhd to develop another similar project and an integrated plantation in the Papan, Pusing area. This project aims to become a new attraction, particularly for domestic and international visitors.
Present at the signing ceremony were the Chief Executive Officer of Perak SADC, Yahanis Yahya, and the Senior General Manager of Papan Agro Valley Sdn Bhd, Syed Muhammad Haidzir Al Yahya Syed Kamal Al Yahya.