Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sarawak sees good potential in lake, reservoir tourism

SIBU: Ministry of Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports is looking into the tourism potential from the reservoirs and lakes.

Stating that these places have much to offer to tourists, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah said apart from the beautiful scenery at the lake resorts, other activities could be developed from watersports, fishing or even boat cruising.

“Lakes can be developed into major tourism attractions of the future,” he said yesterday.

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, was asked on his ministry’s plan to develop lake tourism, following Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s recent statement that the state had hydro-electricity power dams in Bakun, Batang Ai, Murum and Baleh, which could become tourist attractions if properly developed, besides generating electricity.