TAMBUNAN: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan hoped that all works to beautify the surroundings of the town and places of interest to become attractions for tourists are proceeding smoothly before the Visit Tambunan Year in 2017.
He believes that with the cooperation of all parties here, all efforts to beautify Tambunan town will be carried out smoothly.
“I have visited some areas of this town recently and I see there are some changes in giving the town a facelift before the Visit Tambunan Year next year,” he said.
Pairin, who is also Infrastructure Development Minister, praised the efforts of the district management headed by district officer Thomas Lojigin, in planning to develop the town into a beautiful and clean town in conjunction with Visit Tambunan Year.
He also urged for places that have become tourist attractions to preserve their beauty by maintaining the natural surroundings.
He also called on the residents here to take the opportunity to increase their revenue through arts, culture and agricultural products by offering them to the tourists when they visit this area.
“Many arts and culture as well as agricultural products of the community here that can be highlighted, including traditional food, dances, traditional dress, handicrafts, traditional musical instruments, ginger products and many others that can generate income for the population.
“At the same time, I also ask that the people here give their full commitment and sense of responsibility to maintain the cleanliness of the towns and villages,” he said.
Pairin, who is also Keningau member of parliament, said this is in line with the village beauty and cleanliness competition that was held recently and hoped that these efforts will continue in the years ahead.
He also urged the people here to provide their full cooperation to jointly promote Tambunan district as the most beautiful and cleanest district in the state.