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KUCHING: The establishment of Sarawak’s first Trade and Tourism Office in Singapore will hopefully further boost the state’s business and economic growth.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the office would act as a one-stop centre to further promote Sarawak’s tourism and agricultural products, services and also attract investments.

“Looking at the economic development in Sarawak, we have United Overseas Bank founded by a Sarawakian in Singapore. So, what we do now is we set up our office in Singapore as a global trade hub.

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“And this is also a way to further strengthen our ties, trade and tourism between us and the republic,” he said here yesterday.

Today, Abang Johari will declare open the office located at Robinson Road.

He added that medical tourism in the state had been blooming and the expansion of Kuching Specialist Hospital, Normah Medical Specialist Centre and Borneo Medical Centre would attract Singaporeans and other countries to seek medical services here.

“With this smart approach in terms of economic development, I see Sarawak has a bright future.”

Last year, Abang Johari also announced that a similar trade and tourism office would be set up in Brunei and Indonesia.