Continuous Cooperation Between Sabah and Sarawak. What Happen to the Tourism Sector?
The Sabah and Sarawak governments have agreed to continue development cooperation in various areas of the economy for the benefit of the people of both states.
The good relations between the states within the Borneo Islands enable the joint venture to develop the tourism industry, infrastructure and marketing to further enhance.
According to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, there are other areas of development besides oil and gas exploration that will generate economic benefits for not only Sabah and Sarawak but the country as a whole.
Sabah and Sarawak not only have a large size of the state and a lot of land revenue but are also currently contributing to the tourism sector.
Of course, this situation can contribute to the realization of development in the country especially in Sabah and Sarawak as both states are still lagging behind in terms of infrastructure compared to elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Abang Johari said Sarawak was very happy with the close ties between the two territories in Malaysia which had many similarities in economic and social development.
The strength of Sabah and Sarawak can transform the two territories economically and socially with the potential of the Borneo region.
Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia have economic strengths that need to be explored more broadly through a more robust approach.
From a natural resource point of view, Borneo does have its strengths but with this cooperation it can help Borneo from other developmental areas such as the tourism sector.
The sector has recently upgraded Sabah and Sarawak’s infrastructure and can be further enhanced by the cooperation of both states located in Borneo.
What will happen to the tourism sector in Sabah and Sarawak? This collaboration will provide opportunities for the tourism industry players to improve the quality of their tourism products.
With this cooperation, more local tourists from both states will visit each other as a result of the cooperation.
It also opened up opportunities for Sarawak to attract more tourists as Sabah opened the way for tourists from China to promote Sarawak as a destination after Sabah.
This collaboration should be maintained to further enhance development in Sabah and Sarawak especially in Tourism, which is a bit behind. Since it has a higher natural resource, it can be one of the higher contribution to Tourism Sector.
In conclusion, continuous cooperation within Sabah and Sarawak will not only enhance the economy but also advance the development to a higher level especially with the growing tourism sector.