Two international hotels will be built in Lundu, Sematan


Abang Johari (sixth from right) and others at the opening of Sematan Waterfront Pontoon and Landscape. – Photo by Peneragan

KUCHING (June 11): Sarawak Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg says the state government is committed to developing Sematan in Lundu to look like Dubai in the United Arab Emirates , building two international hotels there.

Revealing this, he said that both hotels will be built by the private sector.

“The two hotels will cost around RM120 million. This is already confirmed.

“The design of one of the proposed hotels is almost like the Palm hotel in Dubai, so here (Lundu) will be like Dubai later,” he said during the opening of the pontoon and the waterfront landscape. sea ​​of ​​Sematan today.

Abang Johari said the pontoon and the beautiful waterside scenery are not enough to entice visitors to stay in Lundu and Sematan.

He pointed out that there must be at least one international hotel in the area for visitors to spend their nights.

He said Lundu and Sematan have many attractions but no international hotels for foreign visitors.

“We have places of attraction. All we need now are international hotels that can attract foreigners to come here.

“From the hotels, they can go wherever they want…they can go to Gunung Pueh National Park, Pulau Talang to visit the site or go fishing, etc.,” he said.

Abang Johari believes that the development and operation of the two international hotels can also create jobs and economic activities in the region.

He said that once all this is in place, even crabs and midin will not be enough to meet the needs of hotels.

He hoped that the locals could then venture into farming to supply the needs of restaurants in the area, including those operated by hotels.

He said that due to its great economic effects, the state government had agreed that two international hotels would be built in the area.

“We are using the private sector fund to strengthen our post-covid development strategy.

“Thanks to these developments, new jobs are created. The developments in Lundu and Sematan will also benefit the residents of Bau,” he said.

Abang Johari said the investor will try to start construction works on the proposed hotels within three years.

He noted that the successful implementation of Sematan’s waterfront pontoon and landscape has boosted investors’ confidence in building international hotels in the region.


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