‘Batang Ai hydro dam ideal water sports location’

KUCHING: The Batang Ai hydro dam is the ideal location to be the main destination for water sports activities in Sarawak.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said with its strategic location and surrounded by much greenery, many eco-tourism products could be offered to tourists in Batang Ai.

Awang Tengah (centre), together with (from second left) Naroden, Mussen and Snowdan cutting the ribbon to jointly officiate at the Pesta Batang Ai 2019 launch.

“Tourists can visit the resorts available and enjoy other facilities at the same time witness the beauty of Batang Ai,” he said at the launch of Pesta Batang Ai 2019, on Saturday.

Awang Tengah, who is also Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Minister, told the people in Lubok Antu to take the opportunity to venture into small, medium enterprise (SME) industries.

“The government has provided several grants to help entrepreneurs especially those in the rural areas,” he stressed.

He also encouraged potential entrepreneurs to study what type of business to be set up as to meet the market demand.

Also present were Entrepreneur and Small, Medium Entreprise (SME) Development Assistant Minister Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Industries and Investment Assistant Minister Malcolm Mussen Lamoh as well as Youth and Sports Assistant Minister Datuk Snowdan Lawan.