BY: Zaki Salleh
LENGGONG – The Galeri Lenggong Geopark, situated in Kota Tampan, has been officially handed over to the Perak state government.
The complex gallery, valued at RM2.3 million, was generously contributed by the Al Bukhary Foundation and has been constructed according to the initial plans.
The building will serve as an essential repository of information about the Lenggong Geopark, acting as the primary gateway and reference for tourists visiting the Lenggong Geopark area.
The gallery construction project is the result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) and the Al Bukhary Foundation.
The project was conceptualized two years ago during the tenure of the former Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Lenggong.
During the handover ceremony, Shamsul Anuar expressed confidence that Galeri Lenggong Geopark would become another compelling eco-tourism attraction in the region.
He noted that the project received contributions from experts at the Mineral and Geology Department (JMG), the Global Archaeological Research Center (PPAG), and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
“The construction project was approved and funded by the Al Bukhary Foundation during my tenure as the Minister of Energy & Natural Resources.
“I am confident that this gallery will be able to attract tourists from both within and outside the country to visit Lenggong,” he stated.