Friday, April 16, 2010

Push for Maliau Basin to be World Heritage Site

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will push for the listing of the pristine Maliau Basin as a World Heritage Site, Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah said.

He said these were among the efforts being taken by the state government to preserve Sabah’s biodiversity.

Ahmadshah, who was delivering the government’s policy speech at the opening of the state assembly session here yesterday, said another move was to support the Corridor of Life and Heart of Borneo initiatives.

“The government is committed to protecting and preserving the state’s natural resources and eco-systems, more so in sensitive areas.

“Concerns for the environment will be balanced with planned and sustainable development,” Ahmad­shah said.

He added that the state would co-operate with other countries to obtain financial grants and technology to reduce the impact of climate change and environmental degradation.

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