KUCHING, Oct 2: Biawak Hawker Centre, about 30 kilometres from Lundu town, has great potential to become a tourism hub, says Opar assemblyman Billy Sujang.
He said the hawker centre is strategically located on the border between Malaysia and Indonesia.
“Therefore, the Lundu district council needs to be more proactive in helping to develop this area to be on par with the Serikin and Tebedu markets in terms of selling local goods,” he said.
Billy was officiating at the Je’ Layo programme to Lundu Zone 3 at Biawak Hawker Centre in Lundu yesterday (Oct 1), according to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).
Meanwhile, Billy urged council members to continue formulating similar tourism programmes in Opar to generate tourism activities.
Speaking about plans for Opar, he said he intends to upgrade the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex in Biawak.
He also mentioned setting up a land port to prepare for the influx of foreigners, especially from Indonesia.
At the programme, Billy also announced the allocation of a Minor Rural Project (MRP) grant amounting to RM10,000 to the Lundu Zone 3 community. — DayakDaily