Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tourism hotspot Kudat can shine with Pan Borneo Highway

KUDAT: The Pan Borneo Highway can help put Kudat in the limelight as a tourism hotspot according to district officer Sapdin Ibrahim.

Despite the existence of idyllic attractions throughout Kudat such as the Tip of Borneo and Kelambu Beach, he said distance from the state capital remains an issue.

“Driving from Kota Kinabalu to Kudat takes about three hours typically but the highway project can cut that down to half or even an hour, which will make it viable for more people to visit the district.”

“For this reason, we are highly anticipating the completion of the project,” he said during a briefing session for the press who are participating in the Kembara Media Negaraku.

Sapdin also took the opportunity to address some of the challenges currently faced by the district’s administration, such as reducing poverty among rural folks.

“Any boost to our eco-tourism sector is a big help in our efforts to eliminate poverty here in Kudat.