Sunday, June 16

Plans underway to make Tusan Beach a popular tourist destination — Lee

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MIRI: The relevant authorities have plans to develop Tusan Beach – well-known for its ‘Blue Tears’ phenomenon – and also other beaches here into popular tourist attractions.

“There are plans by my ministry to develop these beaches here, particularly the one in Tusan. We hope to get it done this year,” disclosed Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin when asked by reporters on the latest tourism products to be developed in the city.

He was met during his Chinese New Year open house gathering at his residence here on Saturday.

Adding on, Lee highlighted the need to address the issues of indiscriminate dumping of rubbish as well as the presence of debris such as logs and wood pieces, which make the beach   dirty and not presentable to tourists.

“A proposal has been forwarded to Miri Resident’s Office, which calls for relevant stakeholders to conduct regular beach-cleaning to keep these areas clean and beautiful.”

Lee, who is Senadin assemblyman, also acknowledged the threat of erosion at some beaches, which is said to be getting ‘more serious’.

“These are among the issues that we need to address before fixing them (beaches) with the facilities and necessities for the comfort and safety of visitors,” said Lee.

Last year, Tusan beach was chosen by a production company from China as the location for the film ‘Blue Tears’.