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Its secretary-general Datuk Dr Ong Hong Peng said it was aimed at luring more local and foreign visitors to the island in line with the target to enable the island to record half a million tourist arrivals a year compared to only 250,000 previously.
"Among the development projects implemented so far is the two kilometre-long pedestrian walkway in Pasir Panjang, which costs RM5 million, for the convenience and comfort of the tourists. The project is expected to be completed by end of this year.
"Apart from infrastructural development, the ministry and the state government have also taken initiatives to organise several programmes, such as the 'Visit My Village' and voluntary programmes involving youths to help clean up popular tourist spots."
He said this to reporters after opening the new building for Ministry of Tourism and Culture's Office here today.