Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sarawak to develop remote highlands

KUCHING: Sarawak will develop Bario and Ba’kelalan Highlands, the heartland of the Orang Ulu in the northern region, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

He said these highlands were the state’s last frontiers.

“As the cost of developing the highlands is very high, the Government will need the participation of the private sector,” he said in a Christmas message.

Bario, known for its rice and tourism, is only accessible by air. There have been proposals to build a road to the highlands to reduce transportation costs.

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