Monday, September 06, 2010

Miri-Mulu National Park road proposed

A ROAD linking Miri to the Mulu National Park is necessary to develop the area’s tourism potential, said Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Datuk Sim Hock Guan.

“It is high time for the state to construct a road from Miri to Mulu to enable easier movement of tourists,” he said during his organisation’s 85th anniversary celebration in Miri.

In view of Mulu’s position as a World Heritage Site, a tourist control centre could be set up at the park’s entrance to regulate the number of people entering each day, he said.

“In this way, there will be a good flow of tourists into Mulu in a controlled manner. Tourism will benefit and the park will be continuously protected. Right now, Mulu’s tourism potential cannot be fully tapped because of the absence of a road,’’ he said.

Sim said the absence of direct international air links to Miri, to a great extent, had resulted in the city being unable to promote itself as a premier tourist destination.

He said that another issue which needed resolving was that of Baram River.

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