Lahad Datu: The "Double Beach" area in Silam, near here, known for its unique coral formations, will be developed as a new tourism product in Sabah's east coast.
Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur, said studies conducted by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) found that the beach has the potential to attract tourists.
"I was told that the "Double Beach" area is rich in corals of various shapes sizes and cannot be found elsewhere in the country.
"Therefore, the Government will develop the area to attract more tourists to the east coast, especially Lahad Datu," he said after officiating Meet The Client's Day organised by the Information Ministry at the Lahad Datu Community Hall, here, Monday.
Datu Nasrun said even though Lahad Datu has tourist attractions based on nature known all over the region, the Danum Valley Forest Reserve, but efforts to diversify tourism products must continue.
Earlier, in his speech, Datu Nasrun said the department and agencies under the Information Ministry, especially the Broadcasting Department and the national news agency, Bernama, must continue to do the best in disseminating information to the people.
In Monday's programme, the Special Affairs Department (Jasa), Broadcasting Department, Information Department and Bernama took part.