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Pulau Sebatik area in Sabah to be developed into border town


Last Update: 05/07/2019




TAWAU, July 5 (Bernama) -- The Pulau Sebatik area in Tawau, Sabah has the potential to be developed into a border town to capitalise on the large market presented by the three million population of neighbouring North Kalimantan in Indonesia.

Sabah Infrastructure Development assistant minister Datuk Abdul Muis Picho today said the Pulau Sebatik area, particularly the Sungai Haji Kuning and Sungai Melayu localities, could serve as a one-stop-centre for North Kalimantan residents who cross the border between both countries.

Speaking to reporters at the multi-purpose hall at the Tawau district police headquarters here, Abdul Muis said the development of Sebatik would generate income for the local community and at the same time, boost the state economy.

He added that a Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) study had found that Pulau Sebatik was a turtle nesting site and possessed other tourist attractions such as fireflies, bat roosts and scenic beaches. 

He said initial efforts towards the development of the area comprised the clear demarcation of a border which was currently being undertaken by the Survey and Mapping Department with the cooperation of Indonesian authorities.

He added that a request would also be conveyed to the government to station border security units in Pulau Sebatik to curb the arrival of illegal immigrants and strengthen safety in the area.

-- BERNAMA


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 

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