Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Construction of Sipitang esplanade boon for Sabah tourism

By Arman Gunsika

KOTA KINABALU - The construction of an esplanade in Sipitang district will not only give the district a major facelift but a new attraction for the coastal town thus bolstering its status as the transit town for visitors from Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam.

The RM10 million project initiated by the State government was launched by Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman on Sunday. The esplanade would cover an area of 452 metres.

Musa expressed confidence that the esplanade would attract more visitors from the neighbouring state and countries, to stop by before proceeding to other parts of Sabah.

This attests to the Barisan Nasional commitment of keeping its promises to bring development to the people, Musa said.

Based on records, there is a rise in numbers of visitors entering Sabah at the border in Sinduman near Sipitang. Last year, there were 104,515 while up to June this year, 59,919 people passed through the border to enter Sabah.

Datuk Musa also officiated at the closing ceremony of the third biennial Sipitang Pesta Gasing and Tamu Besar 2007.

He praised the organisers for a job well done saying it reflected the uniqueness of Sabah particularly in terms of unity among the multiracial and ethnic people.

Musa assured that the State government would continue to support and encourage the organising of such festivals which brings benefit not only to the State but also the local community and the people in general.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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