RAJANG RIVER CRUISE BOOST TOURISM IN THE PIPELINE
A river cruise will offer locals and tourists a panoramic view along the mighty Rajang River.
According to United Chinese Association (UCA) Sibu president Ngieng Ping Sing, his shipbuilding company is building the vessel that can accommodate about 80 people at any one time.
Ngieng pointed out the boat would provide a venue for groups of people to enjoy the river view and should be suitable for wedding functions and small gatherings.Minister of International Trade and E-Commerce Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh said a cruise along Sungai Rajang was being worked out to boost tourism in Sibu.
Tourists will experience first-hand cultures of the various communities along the river, besides sampling a myriad of local delicacies as its itinerary had included a stop-over in Kanowit, visit to a rubber plantation, Fort Emma, a handicraft centre and Teresang Market in Kapit.
PROPOSED O&G COMPLEX AN ECONOMIC GAME-CHANGER
Northern Sarawak could be set for an economic game-changer if a proposed downstream oil and gas complex (here) by a Chinese company takes off. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the company will soon undertake a feasibility study after Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg gave his nod for the project.
The Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Minister, who is also Urban Development and Natural Resources Second Minister, said there would be plenty of economic spin-offs and job opportunities should the project take off.
The minister said the setting-up of the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA) by the chief minister will be able to tailor the specific infrastructure and amenity needs in Limbang and Lawas. He added the agency will be allocating RM160 million for the repair and rehabilitation of schools in the two districts, even though such works are the responsibility of the federal government.
TEAMWORK TO ENSURE QUALITY MEDICAL DRUGS IN MARKET
Local drug merchants should work hand-in-hand towards developing the industry and ensuring that it would continue to flourish in the coming decades despite the challenges and restrictions.
Kuching Division Drug Merchant Association (KDDMA) president Jong Pui Sen believed the industry would continue to face various challenges and regulation with the change in the federal government last year and hence must seek to build a stronger relationship with customers in the challenging landscape. He also mentioned that quality medical products can provide assurance and guarantee to the standard of life and health of customers, ensuring the sustainability of the local drug industry in the long run.
Former deputy minister Datuk Yong Khoon Seng – who also attended the dinner – said that the association had grown by leaps and bounds since its inception and hoped that it would continue to prosper with the association members united in their mission to provide quality medical products to the market.