By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, May 9: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) has allocated RM5 million to the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) for the purpose of upgrading its infrastructure.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said such a gesture would enable the SCV to continue to strengthen its position as one of the main cultural tourism attractions in the State besides improving safety, image and comfort for the visitors.
“Through the 2021 Budget which was stated by the Honorable Minister of Finance earlier, a total of RM20 million under the ‘Kampung Budaya’ (cultural village) allocation has been allocated to revive the tourism and cultural sector in several states in Malaysia.
“The allocation is in line with the government’s intention to help revive the tourism and cultural sector which will be channeled for the purpose of improving infrastructure as well as intensifying cultural village promotion activities, including in Sarawak, Terengganu, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan,” she said in a statement dated May 8.
On the same day, Nancy had presented a mock cheque of RM5 million to the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir as a symbolic handover during a briefing on Sarawak Cultural Village Development Project Planning. — DayakDaily