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Kuching City South mayor brings Koreans to Sibu

Posted on January 3, 2013, Thursday

FOR THE ALBUM: Tiong (second left), (from fourth left) Chan, Wong, Park, Leong, Lau (second right) and others during a group photo

SIBU: Kuching City South Mayor Datuk James Chan believes Sibu has its uniqueness and is not hesitating to tell foreign friends about it.

He was in Sibu yesterday with four delegates of Guro District Council, Seoul.

Guro District Council in South Korea has just signed a friendship-city pact with Kuching City South. The signing ceremony was held in Korea.

Chan said it was not right that he focused only on Kuching City South. “I should think of Sarawak in general,” he said, adding that Sibu was one nice place in Sarawak that he thought should be introduced to the outsiders.

“That’s why I bring these Korean friends here to Sibu.

“Being a mayor of Kuching South, I think this is some kind of sharing and I think year 2013 is a good start for us to have this sharing.

“I am very happy to be here, and am impressed by the hospitality of my hosts here,” he said. Among those present to meet the visitors were Minister of Local Government and Community Development and Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, his wife Datin Sri Pauline Leong, Sibu Municipal Council chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King and Temenggong Vincent Lau Lee Ming.

Meanwhile, Guro District Council vice-chairman Park Jong Hyeon said they choose to have a friendship-city agreement with Kuching City South because it is a nice place in terms of economy, and is the gateway to SCORE.

He said some of the Korean companies were considering to invest in SCORE.

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