Monday, May 18, 2015

Upbeat about Miri’s future as vibrant resort city

MIRI: Being a northern gateway to Sarawak, Miri will continue thriving hard to become a truly vibrant resort city.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh said after 10 years of being declared a city it had achieved much to become what it is today.

“Based on its very good foundation, Miri will be a vibrant resort city and a more prosperous city, more commercial city, sustainable environmental city, city of culture and grace, city for all seasons, a people city and practically a friendlier city,” he stated in his address during the Miri City Day’s 10th anniversary concert at Miri City Fan on Saturday.

On tourism, Wong pointed there was a need to provide more tourism infrastructure to meet visitors’ and tourists’ expectation.

With its diverse community, he said there was much for the city to offer in terms of the uniqueness of ethnic culture.

The large hinterlands including Beluru, Niah, Bekenu, Mulu, Marudi, Long Lama and many others, he added, were blessed with a wide range of natural pristine eco-tourism products that were yet to be truly developed and further exploited.

Thus, he hoped these assets would be fully exploited to make Miri a truly resort city.