1. SARAWAK GOVT TO EMPHASIZE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM INDUSTRY THROUGH 12MPS
The state government will give emphasis on development of the tourism industry through new approaches outlined in the 12 Malaysia Plan.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said the government will work with the private sector to upgrade and operate frequently visited national parks such as Bako, Semenggoh, Mulu and Niah National Park.
Speaking at the gala dinner of the 8th Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards yesterday night, Abang Zohari added that emphasis will be given to product development, which is to be seen in the development of fully equipped performing arts centers for art enthusiasts in the near future.
He also said the government will intensify promotions globally to bring in tourists to destinations in Sarawak through negotiations with operators of the airline industry and boost the health tourism industry to attract foreign medical visitors seeking treatment in Sarawak.
With the implementation of these 12MPs outlines, Abang Zohari is confident that Sarawak tourism will flourish and benefit the economy as well as the tourism partners.
2. YOUTH, THE ARBITERS OF SARAWAK’S FUTURE
The Sarawak government is confident that the youth will be able to make progress and add value to the needs of a developed state based on the digital economy by 2030.
According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg, the potential of developing Sarawak is very bright considering their success in various fields today.
Meanwhile, as the Chief Minister, he said he should have the vision to develop the state and the people’s economy.
3. SARAWAK GOVT PRAISED FOR OPEN TENDER PRACTISE IN BRIDGE PROJECTS
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sarawak lauded the Sarawak government for using open tender in getting contractors to implement the multi-billion state-funded bridge projects.
MACC Sarawak director Razim Mohd Noor regards the open-tender system as the best way to have mega projects implemented, adding that this is what MACC has always been suggesting.
He said this at the launch of state-level International Anti-Corruption Day 2019 at the Resident’s Office in Serian yesterday.
Razim also noted that the new federal government had also begun to use open tender to get contractors implement all the federal-funded projects.
He said it was good that both the Sarawak government and federal government were doing this, which should put an end to any perception of corruption.