KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- The newly completed Kuantan 188 tower (formerly known as Menara Teruntum) in the heart of the Kuantan Waterfront, an iconic and strategic landmark developed by the federal government through the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), was handed over to the Pahang state government today.

ECERDC chief executive officer Baidzawi Che Mat said this new landmark is the pride of Kuantan and Pahang, being the tallest tower in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the second tallest tower in Malaysia after KL Tower.

“This new icon will be able to spur tourism in the state as well as bring about spillover socio-economic activities that will benefit the rakyat,” he said in a statement today.

Kuantan 188 is part of a series of projects to enhance the Kuantan Waterfront, a premium asset that needs to be preserved and optimised for the local population.

The tower is designed to be a major tourist attraction for both local and foreign tourists.

From the tower’s viewing deck located 92 metres above ground, visitors can enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of Kuantan city and the Kuantan River.

Other attractions include a restaurant at 98 metres above ground, an open viewing deck, a skywalk and a guided fall platform at 104 metres above ground.

Construction of the project began in August 2017, It was completed in September 2019, with the Certification of Completion and Compliance issued in November 2019.

It is expected to be fully operational and open to the public by August this year.

ECERDC is a statutory body established to spearhead the execution and implementation of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) Master Plan.

ECERDC plays a lead role in setting the directions, policies and strategies for the socio-economic development of ECER by promoting and facilitating investments into the region.

ECER covers the states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang as well as the district of Mersing in Johor.



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