SETIU: Construction of various infrastructure is in progress at Pulau Poh towards making it the main exit to the Tasik Kenyir duty-free island.
Tasik Kenyir Development Manager Tengku Mohd Ariffin Tengku Abdul Rahman said the infrastructure included a bridge at Pengkalan Gawi to the island, which was being built by Eastern Pacific Industrial Corporation (EPIC).
He said the project also involved the construction of a terminal to the duty-free island at Pulau Bayas.
“EPIC is also building the Kenyir Water Park, costing RM8 million, on the island,” he told Bernama during a visit by students and tour agencies to Setiu Wetlands here.
Tengku Mohd Ariffin said construction of the first phase of the Kenyir Water Park was now completed and it was now managed by Ketengah Holding Berhad.
It is now accessible to the public by boat, he added.
He said construction of the Kenyir Water Park involved three phases and scheduled to be fully completed in 2017.
For development on land, he said it involved the construction of the Customs Complex.
Overall, construction of various infrastructure for the duty-free island project on Pulau Bayas has achieved 65 per cent progress, he added.
He said the duty-free island would be opened in stages from next year.
Besides shopping, the island also has various attractions to offer, including Gua Bewah where the skeletal remains, believed to be those from the pre-historic age, were found, the Kelah sanctuary, as well as parks and waterfalls, he added.