Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sabah Government backs tourism development in Pitas-Bengkoka

PITAS: The State government fully backs the efforts of the local authorities in Pitas and Bengkoka to promote local tourism which will create more local job opportunities and serve as a source of income for the people while giving impetus to development in the district.

“In this context the State government is fully behind the local authorities in their pioneering efforts to exploit the tourism potential in this locality for the purpose of generating revenue and raising income,” Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said at the launch of the Pesta Bengkoka 2010 here yesterday in conjunction with the Pitas District Level Harvest Festival.

His speech was delivered by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Agriculture & Food Industry Datuk Haji Yahya Hussin.

Musa said he appreciated efforts to develop Pitas as a new tourist destination as reflected in the theme of the celebration which was “Pitas the New Tourist Destination”.

“The beauty and uniqueness of its natural environment combined with the ethnic diversity, cultural variety and customs makes me confident that Pitas will emerge as a popular tourist destination,” he added.

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