Friday, March 05, 2010

Sabah’s Danum and Maliau conservation areas attract scientists

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s ren­owned conservation areas such as the Danum Valley and Maliau Basin in the east coast and the scenic islands in the Coral Triangle are more than just eco-tourism destinations.

Such pristine areas can also attract some of the world’s leading scientists to the state, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said yesterday.

He said this augured well for the state’s shift towards an innovation driven, service-based economy powered by the creativity and talents of its human capital.

“Among the areas Sabah can explore are information and communications technology, agro-biotechnology, nano-technology, creative technology and green technology.

“The acquisition of technological competence in these fields is a precondition for Sabah, together with the rest of the nation, to carve new frontiers and build new competitiveness in order to attract investment,” he said at the launching of a seminar on Investment Opportunities In Knowledge-Intensive Industries in Sabah here yesterday.

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