KUCHING: Sarawak will embark on beach resort development which has not been explored to its fullest potential, said Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik.
He said there were many untouched beaches stretching from Tanjung Datu to Sematan and Lundu, which had been earmarked for the purpose.
“We already have the master plan to develop resorts along these beaches,” said Pahon at a panel discussion on Sarawak as a Premium Tourism Destination at the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum here.
He said another plan was to develop hydro lakes for boating activities like those found in Vietnam and Cambodia.
In his opening address earlier, Pahon said the Gunung Mulu National Park, which is one of Unesco world heritage sites, also had its own unique features and content in terms of geosystem and wildlife.
“Sarawak holds a great promise as a premium destination for tourists through the consolidation and strengthening of its existing products and services,” he said.
As such, he said Sarawak would also endeavour to conserve and practise sustainable management of environment as the state was capable of becoming the last bastion of pristine environment in the world. — Bernama