Wednesday, November 29

Sarawak keen to learn from Bali’s Green School concept


BALI, Indonesia: Sarawak is keen to learn from Bali on ways to come up with international integrated resort like the island’s Nusa Dua Development Zone.

This was stated in a statement from the Ministry of Tourism yesterday regarding a working visit led by its minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg to the tourism magnet from Oct 7 to 10.

The Sarawak delegation was very impressed with the Green School, a school for children in Year 4 to 12 including 300 foreign students from more than 20 countries.

The school highlights on eco-system and green building by emphasising on organic, awareness on eco-system and experiencing natural settings.

“The Green School concept and approach would be good for Sarawak in line with the state eco-tourism direction, in creating awareness to all on the need of sustainable development and conservation of our environment,” said the statement.

The entourage had a briefing with officials from Bali Tourism Development Board and Nusa Dua developer.

The objective of the briefing and meeting is also to seek areas for joint collaboration under the Asean Tourism Framework

Also in the delegation were Assistant Minister of Environment Datu Len Talif Salleh, permanent secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Datu Ik Pahon Joyik, State Planning Unit director Datu Ismawi Ismuni and Yayasan Sarawak director Datu Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki.