KUCHING: The Sarawak Kalimantan Barat Tourism Council (SKTC) will be launched this year with the aim of enhancing the tourism sector between the Malaysian state and the neighbouring Indonesian province.
The council was mooted during the Third BIMP-EAGA Travel Exchange, which was opened by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud here in September last year.
SKTC will have 14 members, half from Sarawak and the other half from West Kalimantan.
The Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF) will be a joint-chairman of the council.
Among the members from Sarawak are the Urban Development and Tourism Ministry, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Sarawak Branch.
STF president Wee Hong Seng told thesundaypost yesterday that the establishment of the council would strengthen bilateral ties and the time was ripe for that due to the introduction of direct flights from here to Jakarta and Bali.
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