Title: Projek Tanjung Pelepas Ecological Park (TPEP) di kawasan Zon Bebas Fasa 3, Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas
Client : Johor Port authority (JPA)
Project cost: RM40.0 million
Duration: 4 years (2 April 2017-1 April 2021)
This project is in furtherance of the study entitled Research Project on Conceptual Master Plan of Tanjung Pelepas Ecological Park (TPEP) which was completed in September 2016 for the Johor Port Authority (JPA).
The proposed Ecological Park and Research Centre and support facilities within the PTP complements in a modest way the strategies for growth in the tourism sector in Iskandar Malaysia to attain its goal of 4.7 times tourism growth by 2020 with its three pronged strategy of ‘Fix, Grow and Diversify’ (IM Corridor and City Lab) which had started since 2012. The abundant ecological and historical attractions – Tanjung Piai wetlands (which is part of the RAMSAR List of wetlands of International Importance in 2002) and Johor Lama (the historical centre of the Johor Sultanate and the Centre for Malay-Riau Heritage and Culture) are also unique selling points.
The proposed Ecological Park and Research Centre as another eco-tourism destination should represent a high quality nature tourist centre and providing new ground for innovation and research and development to evolve. It requires that the project must be well conceived, managed and sustained for the long term. The project must be spatially and functionally integrated with the existing activities as well as committed and expected development in the area, for instance the proposed Forest City
The aim of this project is to develop a sustainable ecological park by conserving the natural environment and providing economic opportunities to local community.
The Objectives are :
- Promoting development type appropriate to the location and site peculiarities giving equal consideration to the environmental objective;
- Establishing an eco-tourism destination that strives to offer environmentally responsible travel products to relatively undisturbed areas to enjoy nature at its best; and
- Emphasis on sustainable development conservation of the environment and equitable distribution of the economic benefits of growth among the local community.