GPS has concrete plans to accelerate tourism devt in S’wak, says Abg Jo
Posted on : 29 Nov 2021  Source of News: The Borneo Post Online

Abang Johari (right) looking the development plan for Bekenu constituency while look on by Rosey (on Abang Johari’s right) and others. — Information Department photo

MIRI (Nov 29): Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has a concrete plan to further accelerate tourism development in Sarawak, said its president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

He said that such a tourism development plan has already be incorporated in the Sarawak Post Covid-19 Recovery Strategy 2030.

“Return the mandate to us (GPS). I have my own way on how to further accelerate the tourism development in Sarawak.

“There is already a tourism plan in the Post Covid-19 Recovery Plan 2030 for Sarawak including for Bekenu area,” he said in his speech when officiating the Niah Waterfront Phase II in Sepupok, Niah.

The Chief Minister also said that he was grateful that Sarawak was very united politically, thus political struggles happening in the Peninsular would not affect Sarawak.

He said that GPS will continue focusing on long-term development plans for Sarawak.

On another note, he said that GPS especially Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) has trained future leaders to continue the development effort for Sarawak, as leaders will come and go.

“Our fortune will be increased with the condition that I will continue to be the chief minister. I already have the future plan (for Sarawak) as the state government has a long-term policy for the state’s bright future prospects.”

Touching on the Bekenu constituency, he said that local folks can continue to expect more development to be implemented in the area particularly on long-term tourism plans.

He pointed out that the long-term tourism plan for Bekenu will augur well for its economy, as it has a global attraction namely Niah National Park.

“That is why I Have allocated some budget to upgrade the facilities at Niah National Park such as providing a friendly walkway of the buggy trail for tourists as well as upgrading the waterfront to revive the regatta event,” he said.

He was also happy to see that various development projects have been implemented, thus changing the landscape for development in Bekenu.

Abang Johari also promised the people in Bekenu that GPS will continue carrying out such rural development agendas to further improve the existing infrastructure and facilities and boost rural community wellbeing.

During the event, he launched the Niah Waterfront Phase II Project costing RM2 million.

Also present were Utilities Minister Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Rosey Yunus, Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni and Lambir incumbent Ripin Lamat.