Thursday, February 08, 2007

Tourism safety priority for Sabah

Kota Kinabalu: Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Karim Bujang said efforts on the safety of tourism attractions must remain a priority for all concerned including the tourism stakeholders and relevant government agencies in the State.

They should not allow "lack of attention" or "greed for profits alone" to tarnish Sabah's image as a popular destination, he said.

"We have to work hard to achieve the target set by the Chief Minister to receive 2.7 million arrivals and RM3.2billion in tourism receipts during this Visit Malaysia Year 2007," he said.

This would be an increase from the 2.09 million visitors to Sabah last year. "We have to work hard to achieve this goal. The success of VMY 2007 is within our grasp but concerted efforts to ensure our tourism attractions are safe and safety measures are in place must remain our priority," said Karim.

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