LENGGONG, Dec 31 (Bernama) -- The Perak state government is planning to hold several programmes in the effort to turn Lenggong district into an international centre next year, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.
He said among the programme to be organised in the district was the Lenggong International Food Festival and a seminar on heritage.
"With the seminar, we could gather experts in the field to study and present their findings at national or international level seminars.
"Apart from that, Lenggong is also known as a district with many unique traditional food and it is hoped with the approach, the district could be internationalised," he told a press conference after launching the Lenggong Traditional Food Festival 2015 at Dataran Lenggong today.
Present at the occasion were Lenggong MP Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah and about 5,000 local residents of various races.
Zambry said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz had also agreed to ensure the success of the state government's ambition.
"It is one of the ideas for Lenggong which has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to draw local and foreign tourists to the district," he said.