Lundu-Sematan will be Dubai-Esque
By:Sarah Hafizah Chandra
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SEMATAN: The Lundu-Sematan area will be transformed in the mold of renowned international city Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg revealed that two new hotels of international standard will be developed by the private sector with works expected to commence soon.

Noting how the area is blessed with rich flora and fauna, he said the state government was eager to develop other infrastructures to increase the area’s tourism potentials.

“The private sector will develop the two new hotels of international standard in Sematan and Lundu area with an investment value of RM120 million which has been approved.

“I was made to understand that one of these hotels will be built like ‘The Palm Dubai’ so we will have more suitable accommodations to bring in international tourists here,” he said when officiating at the launch of a pontoon at Sematan Waterfront today.

Abang Johari said the development would certainly create various new job opportunities and improve the socio-economy of the locals.

Although Lundu and Sematan are rural areas, he said there are great tourism potentials because of the two routes to reach both areas namely via Petra Jaya and Bau.

“The state government will construct eight concrete bridges from Petra Jaya to Sematan using our own fund despite the projects being canceled by the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.

“At the same time, we are developing the old road from Bau so these three areas (Lundu, Sematan and Bau) will develop and increase the investments from the private sector,” he said.

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