Sabah govt to discuss sustainable tourism with Lower Kinabatangan authorities

  • Nation
  • Monday, 03 Jun 2019

KOTA KINABALU: The state government will be meeting with local authorities from the Lower Kinabatangan area to discuss sustainable tourism practices in a bid to protect wildlife and promote green tourism.

Sabah Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew said she was told that many lodge and tour operators in the area were not keen to be attached with any associations that could restrict their operations. 

She explained that a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Kinabatangan-Corridor of Life Tourism Operator Association (KiTA) and the state government through the Sabah Wildlife Department to promote sustainable tourism in 2015.

Since 2015, KiTA has been trying to get all lodge operators to be members but many were not keen. 

In a press conference Monday (June 3), Liew said that out of the dozens of operators, only nine were members of KiTA.

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