SEMATAN: Telok Melano has potential to become an ecotourism destination.
Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said various attractions were available in Telok Melano, and could be developed further to pull in tourists.
“The nature in Telok Melano itself is attractive, from the beaches, mountains to national parks and wildlife centres. I believe this abundance of nature would open up more business opportunities and boost the ecotourism industry in the state,” she said at the earth-breaking ceremony for a mosque and entrepreneurs centre (Anjung Usahawan) in Telok Melano yesterday.
Jamilah emphasised that the entrepreneurs centre was part of the state government’s effort to help small-medium enterprises (SME) grow.
“This one-stop centre will be built here to serve as a platform for budding entrepreneurs to develop and thrive, with their own branding and identity.
“This will create job opportunities for our local youths,” she added.
Jamilah said the state government would continue to market the ecotourism industry aggressively.
“We are on track in developing this place. The state government has done a lot of efforts for the conservation of nature and historical heritage.”
She added that she would work together with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and the Sarawak Tourism Ministry with regard to the planning of Telok Melano’s ecotourism industry.