Monday, July 07, 2008

Tourism key to Sarawak’s economic growth

SIBU: Festivals are tourism products and tourism is one of the economic engines of Sarawak.

Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud pointed out that Miri had the Jazz Festival, Bintulu the International Kite Festival, Mukah the Kaul Festival, Kuching the World Rainforest Music Festival and Sibu the Borneo Cultural Festival.

“With many festivals being held in different towns in Sarawak throughout the year, we hope to attract more visitors from all over the country and of course, from overseas, so that they will also share with us the beauty of our State and its people.

“Consequently, they will spend time knowing and appreciating what we have to offer while at the same time, helping to turn the wheel of economy for the respective towns and cities,” said Taib, whose speech was read by Urban Development and Tourism Minister, Dato’ Sri Wong Soon Koh, at the closing ceremony of the Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF) on Saturday night.

Continue reading at: Tourism key to Sarawak’s economic growth

No comments: