The Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism will submit a proposal under the 10th Malaysia Plan to preserve and develop Bario Highlands as an eco-tourism site.
Its Minister Dato Sri Michael Manyin anak Jawong said the Sarawak Museum, in collaboration with Cambridge and Leicester Universities, is conducting a research on “Cultured Rainforests” in the highlands.
He said preliminary results from a study showed that the area has been inhabited several centuries ago.
“An exhibition on the results of the study will be held at the Petroleum Museum in Miri soon,” he said in his winding up speech at the State Legislative Assembly here yesterday.
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