7 tourism projects ready next year

Nazmi Suhaimi

Seven of 11 tourism projects by the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry will be completed next year.

Its Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah revealed that the projects were implemented under the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11).

Among the 11 projects are the Performing Arts Centre at the Old DUN Building; Santubong Archaeological Park and Wallace Centre; Beautification of Pangkalan Sapi tourism facilities; English Tea House at Fort Margherita and Linkway & railing from Fort Margherita to the Darul Hana Bridge.

The other projects are the Limbang Administration and Development Museum; Tusan – Peliau Beach Tourism Facilities; Sadong Jaya Mangrove Tourism; Upgrading of Niah National Park Facilities; Miri Petroleum Museum and the Proposed Sg Niah Bridge at Niah National Park and the elevated road for buggies to the main cave.

Abdul Karim shows his ministries’ winding up speech texts. Photo: Ramidi Subari

“Out of these 11 projects, one project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, seven projects are to be completed by 2020 and the rest beyond 2020,” he saidin his winding up speech yesterday.

“Other projects implemented under RMK-11 include the Upgrading of Kuching Waterfront areas, upgrading work to the Jetty near Santubong Bridge to cater for the Ramsar site (Kuching Wetland) visitors and the construction of the Walkway in front of the new DUN building to connect the pedestrian bridge with Fort Margherita.

“All these projects are currently in various stages of implementation and are expected to be completed next year.”

Abdul Karim also revealed that under the 11th MP Rolling Plan of the federal government, his ministry had also received a total of RM10.48 million from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia.

“First Rolling Plan of the federal funded projects comprised the upgrading of the tourism facilities at Niah National Park and the upgrading of tourism facilities along the heritage trails at Kampung Sungai Bintangor and Kuching Esplanade.

“Both projects have already been completed in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Current on-going projects under the Fourth Rolling Plan are the development of eco-tourism facilities at both the Kuching Wetland National Park and Santubong National Park. These two projects are expected to be completed next year,” he added.

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