KUCHING: Sarawak will have to organise international sport events to gear towards sport tourism, said Datuk Lee Kim Shin, the newly appointed Assistant Minister of Sports.
“We can organise international sport events to attract overseas participants and their families to come to Sarawak. This is sport tourism and it is a big industry that we should tap,” said Lee when interviewed at the sideline during the State Legislative Assembly sitting yesterday.
He pointed out that there were more than a hundred sports, for example, sport fishing, which the State could actually tap for sport tourism.
“I will work closely with Dato Sri William Mawan to get the job done,” he added.
Lee reiterated that sports had been an important part of the development of the State as it served as a way to unite people and increase interaction among the people.
“Sports can help to strengthen solidarity and enhance understanding among the people. It also helps to improve the general health of the people,” he said.
Lee said the Ministry would organise sport events at both international and national level to facilitate the participation of the general public.
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