MIRI: The Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism Sarawak was pleased to be associated with Borneo International Yachting Challenge (BIYC) since its inaugural edition in year 2003, according to Assistant Minister of Tourism, Tuan Haji Hamden Haji Ahmad.
He said the State Government via the ministry could foresee the great tourism potential in the BIYC project and was giving total support to the event as one of the international-class events in the Sarawak tourism calendar as well as Visit Malaysia Year (VMY).
“It is indeed happy to see BIYC now gaining popularity among the world yachting sport enthusiasts,” he said in his address when attending the dinner welcoming the participants to BIYC 2008 event. The dinner was held at Miri Marina Bay Seafood Restaurant Tuesday night.
He also urged the foreign participants to act as ambassadors to Sarawak by promoting the State to their family members and friends at home.
Speaking about the yacht race, he congratulated the organising committee for their success in organising the event for the past six years.
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