Kampung Kuala Batu 1 has fishing tourism potential — Assistant Minister

Lee (fifth from right) with Anuar and others giving their thumbs-up after the handing over ceremony.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 10: Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts, and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin wants to promote fishing tourism in Kampung Kuala Batu 1, Kuala Baram.

He believed the village’s new fish market and pavement linking the new market to the old one would not only boost fishing activities but would be good for tourism, too.

“Tourists will get the opportunity to learn the art of fishing, learn about the cultures of the local fishermen and experience life at sea.

“I strongly believe that we can promote fishing tourism here (Kampung Kuala Batu 1),” he said when officiating at a simple ceremony to mark the completion of the pavement project.

Hence, he urged the locals to work closely together with his office to materialise this vision. For one, they must keep the beach clean at all times to bring in the crowd.

The pavement linking the old and new markets was completed towards the end of February. This RM300,000 project was implemented by Petronas Carigali Sarawak as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

“Thanks to Petronas Carigali Sarawak for carrying out this project. As we all know, there are gas pipelines buried along this newly completed pavement. With their (Petronas) expertise, the project has been completed successfully,” said Lee.

Lee also suggested Petronas Carigali Sarawak staff joined hands with Kampung Kuala Batu 1 folk for a ‘gotong royong’ to clean the beach.

Present at the ceremony were Anuar Ismail, senior general manager of Sarawak Oil-Malaysia Assets Development and Production Upstream Business Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, and Kampung Kuala Batu 1 village chief Mohd Yusuf Sulaiman.— DayakDaily