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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Live From DUN Sarawak: Abang Jo on Tourism Infrastructure Development





Tourism projects implementation under the 10th Malaysia Plan is based on Rolling Plan. RM37.1 million has been allocated for tourism infrastructure development under the 1st Rolling Plan (2011-2012).

To date, 37 projects have been completed, 11 other projects have been awarded to contractors, 2 projects are still at the stage of procurement process.

Tourism Ministry has submitted its project list under the 2nd and 3rd Rolling Plan for approval by the Federal Government. Among these projects are Kuching City Heritage Trail, Petra Jaya Botanical Garden, Sarawak Museum, Digital Billboards, Kuching, Kuching Maritime Museum, Miri Tourism Corridor, Bakam Point and Bekenu Riverfront. The total fund requested was RM 153 million.

In preparation for the Visit Malaysia Year 2013, the Ministry have submitted 10 proposals for upgrading of tourism iconic product amounting RM10 million across all main cities for consideration by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. These projects are expected to be completed before the launching of Visit  Malaysia Year in September 2013.

Also, The  Ministry has been tasked to head the State Tourism Task Force on National Key Economic Area (NKEA) Tourism Entry Point Projects. Facilitated by PEMANDU, this task force have identified a few potential private investment projects such as Sg. Tujuh Dedicated Entertainment Zone-Miri, Padawan Dedicated Entertainment Zone-Kuching, International Event, Golf Tourism, Cruise Tourism and establishment of Premium Outlet-Miri.

3 homestays (namely Rh. Panjang Benjamin Angki-Kanowit, Rh. Panjang Uma Belor Sungai Assap and Rh. Panjang Mongkos, Serian) has obtained RM 5.338 milliom under “Pembangunan Rumah Panjang kepada Homestay” through Micro Credit-Public Private Partnership (PPP).


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