Bintulu to be Friendly Industrial City by 2020 — Talib
BINTULU: The government is committed in bringing greater growth to Sarawak, and Bintulu is one of the best models.
Assistant Minister of Tourism Datuk Talib Zulpilip said the achievement of Bintulu today clearly showed the commitment of the government to develop the town towards its vision to be a Friendly Industrial City by 2020.
“Bintulu currently is experiencing rapid transformation in various sectors especially in gas-based industries and this would make the town a world class industrial city,” he said.
He added that the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), which has already started its implementation, would help develop the central region and the state as a whole.
Talib, who is Jepak assemblyman, said this during a dinner with the Head of State Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin and his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Norkiah at ParkCity Everly Hotel here recently.
Among those present were Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) deputy chairman Dato Sri Celestine Ujang, BDA general manager Datu Mohidin Ishak, Resident Muhamad Yakup Kari and prominent businessman Dato Sri Yek Min Ek.
He said Bintulu started out as a small fishing village with a few rows of shops but experienced very rapid changes not so long ago, especially in terms of modern infrastructure to cater to the needs of the people.
“All this clearly shows that the government is always concerned with the comfort and the needs of people, especially in Bintulu and the state in general, always improving the living standard of the people,” he said.
Talib called on the younger generation to grab all the opportunities from the rapid development.
“It should be noted that employment and business opportunities at the present time are generated by the SCORE implementation, and the younger generation should grab this opportunity to improve their socio-economic status,” he said.