Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New hotel to boost tourism, business activities in Miri

MIRI: The proposed Four Points Hotel at the foot of Canada Hill here is expected to give a ‘facelift’ to the city centre apart from boosting various business activities particularly tourism.

The construction of the 25-storey hotel, which will include a convention cum exhibition centre, will be undertaken by Global Upline Sdn Bhd.

Global Upline advisor Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing in briefing reporters on the project yesterday said the hotel was part of the efforts to help the government stimulate development and progress here.

“Miri needs this to promote the city as a tourist destination and to stimulate other economic activities.

“More people coming here means more money coming in. It will boost the trust and confidence of investors to come and invest in Miri,” he added.

Ting was confident that the project would help increase visitor arrivals through Miri Airport which is still underutilised.

“The airport, although extended and upgraded, is still underutilised as there are no bigger aircraft landing and no direct international flights.

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