Monday, June 14, 2010

Turning Annah Rais hot spring into a tourist attraction

KUCHING: Hot spring in Annah Rais will be developed into a tourist attraction, said Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit.

Dawos said his ministry is collaborating with Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) to come up with a tourism package.

“We have held meetings with MPP on the project and MPP has been entrusted to monitor it. The project will start once the planning is completed. I think we will start sometime this year,” he said when closing the Gawai Dayak celebration in Kampung Annah Rais on Saturday night.

He said the tourism development in the village would hopefully help to boost the socio-economic status of the people there.

“If the hot spring and its surrounding area are developed well, I believe a family’s monthly income from such development will be more than RM300,” he said.

Dawos said he hoped for all round cooperation from the people there so that efforts to improve the tourism sector would run smoothly.

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