Monday, July 09, 2007

Sarawak imposes tougher restrictions on eco-tourism projects


MIRI: In an effort to ensure that virgin jungles in Sarawak are left undisturbed as much as possible, the state government has imposed higher levels of restrictions to limit the number of new eco-tourism resort projects statewide.

It is now ‘extremely difficult’ to secure licence from the state government to open up virgin jungles for building of tourist-resorts and hotels, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.

“We (state government) have received many applications for permits from people who want to open up forests for building resorts and accomodation facilities to attract tourists.

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