Thursday, December 31, 2015

Kuching-Hong Kong route a boost to closer ties

KUCHING: The new Kuching-Hong Kong flight route can further boost exchanges between Sarawak and China, said outgoing China’s consul-general in Kuching Liu Quan.

Thus, he encouraged local people especially those in the business sector and media practitioners to use the flight when the route kicks off on  April 1 next year.

“There are very limited direct flights to Kuching unlike Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. ‘Tidak cukup’ (not enough), we need more,” he said.

Liu and wife Sun Xia were at the farewell dinner hosted for them by KTS Group, The Borneo Post and See Hua Daily at KTS Garden here on Tuesday night.

Among the distinguished guests present were KTS Group managing director Dato Henry Lau and wife Datin Wendy Lau, his mother Datin Sri Wong Suk Ting, deputy managing director Stephen Lau, Datuk Bandar of Kuching North City Commission Datuk Abang Abdul Wahab Abang Julaii, Padawan Municipal Council chairman Lo Khere Chiang, Kota Samarahan walikota Dato Peter Minos and Indonesian consul-general Jahar Gultom.

“Hopefully with all the support from all stakeholders, the flight route can be sustained,” he quipped, and said he was speaking on behalf of Sarawak Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.

He believed that visitors from China would like the state as it had so much to offer, from beautiful natural sceneries to the exciting array of food and the splendid festivals celebrated by the diverse community.

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