KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu Landscape Beautification Blueprint aims to transform the city into a more attractive, neater, greener and cleaner environment, said incumbent Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Tourism. Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew.
She said the blueprint had outlined projects to beautify the city by planting trees and flowers, implementing conservation efforts on hills, rivers and beaches, as well as upgrading the facilities such as pedestrian walkway, resting huts. recreational equipment and business spaces.
Liew, who is also the incumbent Api-Api assemblywoman, said that during the launching of the Kota Kinabalu Landscape Beautification Blueprint by caretaker Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal at Taman Chong Thien Vun here yesterday.
Elaborating further. Liew said the blueprint encompassed developing main activity node areas, such as proposed upgrading and beautification of the city centre and smaller townships like Tanjung Am. Inanam. Manggatal. Sepanggar and Telipok.
In addition, she said the blueprint sought to create green linkages that included proposed green corridors at the main roads, leisure corridors near riverside and drainage, recreation corridor at Likas Bay. pedestrian and bicycle pathway from Tanjung Aru to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and green linkages by the hillside.
Liew said the Kota Kinabalu Landscape Beautification Blueprint had also outlined the development of green lungs. This includes the proposed development of Sabah Botanical Garden. Likas Ridge Observation Park as well as leisure and tourism centres in Kokol. Kampung Kobuniand Kampung Kolosunan Inanam.
The implementation of the blueprint will certainly improve the facilities, infrastructure and image of Kota Kinabalu, which enables the city to attract tourists and investors.
“This will create more economic opportunities to the city folks and people in Sabah."
Earlier. Liew said the government had allocated RM3 million for Api-Api constituency.
She said the allocation had been well spent on the purchase of dustbins for the public, upgrading the facilities at the playground in housing estates and various landscape upgrading projects in Kota Kinabalu, including several projects listed in the blueprint.