Mulu to be transformed through agriculture, tourism — Rep
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.