Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sarawak tourism needs bigger funds

KUCHING: Tourism Minister Datuk Michael Manyin Jawong is hoping that more funds will be allocated to Sarawak in National Budget 2009 to further develop the state’s tourism industry.

He said Sarawak’s tourism industry was still in the infant stage and would take quite awhile and effort, particularly money, to develop fully.

He said many aspects would have to be addressed before the state’s tourism industry could be considered fully developed.

“Although National Budget 2009 has not been announced, we are hoping to get more funds to develop the tourism industry in the state, more than the previous years’ allocations,” he told reporters after presenting state and national flags to one Mobile Police Vehicle car, 10 taxis, 14 tour vans, 14 tour coaches and various bodies and companies involved in the tourism industry.

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