GEORGE TOWN, Feb. 23 -- Penang's neolithic site, the Guar Kepah Archaeological Gallery in Kepala Batas, has been listed as a national heritage site under the National Heritage Act 2005, said state exco Yeoh Soon Hin.

The tourism and creative economy committee chairman said the Wadda Gurdwara Sahib building has also been listed as a national heritage site.

"The listing of these two sites is in line with the state's initiatives in preserving and protecting our heritage sites," he said in a statement today.

He said the listing will create more awareness of such sites and encourage both the public and private sectors to protect the state's heritage.

"We will continue to develop the state's heritage sector," he said.

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