KUCHING: Sarawak is ready to give the federal government its full support in jointly developing the ecotourism sector, named as a proposed economic hot spot in the state, as part of endeavours to be undertaken under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2020 initiative (WKB2030).
Announcing this today, the state’s Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, said despite the differences in political ideologies, the Sarawak government would not necessarily oppose every proposal raised by the federal government, particularly if such proposals would benefit the state.
“I will support anything that is good for Sarawak,” he said, and expressed the belief that similarly, the people of Sarawak would back such initiatives.
Abdul Karim was commenting on a recent announcement by the federal government that proposed economic hot spots in Sarawak that could be developed as part of efforts under WKB2030, included ecotourism, renewable energy, high-tech agriculture and livestock farming.
Such efforts were aimed at bridging the development gap between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak.
Abdul Karim was speaking after launching the Sarawak edition of the ‘Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur 2019’ organised by Media Prima Berhad here, and attended by Media Prima group chairman Datuk Syed Hussian Aljunid, Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (Finas) chairman Datuk Gerald Hans Isaac, and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak’s Applied and Creative Arts Faculty dean Assoc Prof Dr Musdi Shanat.