Sarawak to develop tourism potential in Santubong

Abang Johari speaks at the event. Photo: Japen

KUCHING: Sarawak will construct dual carriageway road from Sultan Tengah roundabout up to Damai and hotel facilities in efforts to boost tourism potential in the Santubong area.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said these projects will be implemented under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

“Under the 12MP, we will add dual carriageway road from Yayasan Sarawak roundabout (Sultan Tengah roundabout) all the way to Damai.

“We will also upgrade the existing hotel facilities in the surrounding areas to meet the needs of international tourists,” he told a press conference after officiating at the Sarawak Delta Geopark held at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) here today.

He also mentioned that efforts were underway to promote the Talang Satang National Park marine area, which is a famous spot for divers.

“In that area, there are three Japanese shipwrecks. As the Japanese shipwrecks contain valuables, a number of them have been scavenged for scraps.

“We want to promote this area and at the same time, guard this national park. That is why we have set up Sarawak Coast Guard where one of its roles is to monitor the area and prevent trespassing,” he added.

Abang Johari pointed out that these projects could only be materialised if the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) wins the coming state election.

“If the ‘bedok berbunyi’ (signalling GPS wins the state election), we will implement these projects to benefit the local people residing in Bako, Padawan, Bau, Lundu and Sematan areas.

“These areas are within the Sarawak delta area which covers approximately 311,246 hectares,” he pointed out.