Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sarawak keen to work with Yunnan Province in tourism

KUCHING: Sarawak is keen to work together with the Yunnan Province of China in the fields of tourism and agro-technology, said Sarawak Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Speaking at a welcoming dinner held by Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for Yunnan Province Vice-Governor Gao Shuxun and his delegation, Abang Johari expressed admiration for the Kunming Stone Forest, as well as the province’s advances in plant and botany technology.

He pointed out that these were the areas where they could explore cooperation.

“You have a good branding in the stone forest design. We want to learn from you so we can transform our Wind Cave and limestone forest of Sarawak.

I will send my officers to study with you on your design,” he said, after outlining the many similarities between Sarawak and Yunnan Province.

Abang Johari, who is also Housing Minister and Sarawak National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) president, said a lot of knowledge was exchanged during the delegation’s visit to Sarawak Biodiversity Centre on how to develop the state’s plant technology and agriculture.