Sunday, July 5

Joint Gawai Kaamatan celebration to take place in KK this year

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KUCHING: This year’s Joint Gawai Kaamatan celebration will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on June 19.

Organised by Dayak Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Kadazandusun Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), more than 400 chamber members of which 150 from DCCI are expected to participate in the event.

The celebration will be held for the ninth year running, with both chambers taking turns to host it.

DCCI deputy president and the chamber’s Gawai committee chairman, Kilat Beriak chaired a meeting last Friday at the DCCI’s office here to work out the details on DCCI’s participation and contributions to the event.

“This annual event is a continuous networking activity for the two chambers and provides opportunities for the exchanging of business views and discussing the way forward for both KCCI and DCCI members,” said Kilat.

“This is especially so for the economic benefits of their respective communities, who generally face similar economic challenges and are keen to improve their participations in business and commerce.

“The event also is an opportunity for cultural exchanges and understanding as well as both state and national integration. More than 400 chamber members of which 150 are from DCCI are expected to participate in the joint event this time,” he said yesterday, adding that the guest of honour would be Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

He also mentioned programmes lined up included a beauty pageant parade. Any DCCI members interested to attend the event are requested to register with the DCCI Secretariat or call 082-425821 for more details, he added.

Last year, the Joint Gawai – Kaamatan was held at Rh Meikle Ding, Sekutan, Sebauh near Bintulu which was graced by Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem. It was also the first time such an event was held in a longhouse. On another matter, Kilat also announced that the DCCI annual overseas education and business trip to Taiwan is now scheduled for mid October this year when Taiwan experiences autumn. Those interested are requested to register with the DCCI Secretariat.