Monday, July 09, 2007

Booming tourism versus sustainable environment in Sabah

KUALA PENYU: Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman has pointed out that the booming tourism industry in Sabah should not in any way compromise the environment.

He said the growth of the industry should be made sustainable by balancing it with environmental conservation.

“While the industry players are all racing to make profits in tourism, I hope they will not sacrifice the environment in the process.

“It is important that as we all work towards promoting the growth of tourism in the state, we also look after the environment at the same time,” he said.

Sabah’s flora and fauna was an important factor in attracting tourists to the state and must be protected so that more people will come to visit, he added.

He warned that if destinations popular with tourists coming to Sabah become polluted, then tourism will fail and the state will lose an important source of income.

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