Mulu to be trans­formed through agri­cul­ture, tourism — Rep

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MIRI: The Ru­ral Trans­for­ma­tion Agenda will see Mulu con­stituency ben­e­fit from tourism and agri­cul­ture de­vel­op­ment, said State Leg­isla­tive As­sem­bly Deputy Speaker and Mulu assem­bly­man Datuk Ger­awat Gala.

He said fo­cus­ing on both sec­tors would fur­ther boost so­cioe­co­nomic de­vel­op­ment and trans­form Mulu into a tourism and agri­cul­ture hub.

“We have all the ad­van­tages – Mulu Caves, Pu­long Tau Na­tional Park and Bario rice and other agri­cul­ture pro­duce, which can be fur­ther de­vel­oped,” he said when the North­ern Sarawak Jour­nal­ists As­so­ci­a­tion (NSJA) paid a cour­tesy call on him re­cently.

He said the area is also rich in Orang Ulu cul­ture, per­form­ing arts, hand­i­craft, and eth­nic food.

Ger­awat said dis­cus­sions are now on for the Mulu Eco Chal­lenge from April 28- 30 and the Bario Food Fes­ti­val from July 27-29.

“The first Lio Mato Raft­ing and Cul­ture Show­case will be held in the Up­per Baram. For Ulu Baram, we want to cre­ate an event to per­form and show­case the cul­tures of the Orang Ulu com­mu­nity there,” he added.

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