Langkawi, 31 May 2020 – Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) is currently drafting Langkawi Economic Recovery Action Plan (PTPEL). Its objective is to recover Langkawi’s economy which has been affected due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and the imposed cross-border travel ban. The implementation of this plan is based on three (3) main thrusts supported by 10 strategies and 30 action drafts.
The press conference held today was to announce a few preliminary actions approved by LADA Board of Directors on 11 May 2020.
To endorse this Action Plan, LADA will begin the engagement process with Langkawi tourism industry activists which is planned to take place for three months. Subsequent actions related to this matter will be shared from time to time with the involved parties as well as media.
The implementation of this plan is divided into three (3) period categories, spanning the short-term (quick win), medium-term, and long-term actions. The following are a few strategies which have been arranged and implemented:
In conclusion, the Action Plan is prepared by LADA as a continuation to stimulus packages provided by Federal and State Governments in spurring back economic development in Langkawi. Besides that, the planning and implementation of this Action Plan will be refined through consultations which will be held along with tourism industry activists in Langkawi as well as local community representatives.