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Tawau as next tourist destination
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment of Sabah
Lahad Datu-Tawau to get RM1b
Posted on 18 June 2018 - 05:16pm
SEMPORNA: The Sabah state government is set to bring in investments worth
RM1 billion for Lahad Datu, Semporna and Tawau.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal named the investor as Hap Seng Group.
"I have met with the investor, Hap Seng Group. They are no stranger to Sabah, with numerous investments in various sectors.
"They have said they wanted to invest in existing sectors including palm oil and cement; I also stated that they must have investment focus and the state government would provide guidance," he told reporters after attending an Aidilfitri open house at Padang Bandaran Semporna here today.
Mohd Shafie, who is also state Finance Minister, said the state government was also looking at bringing in investments to Sipitang and Papar.
Meanwhile, he said the state government would take the initiative to ensure that title deeds were duly issued to villagers who had applied for land for more than 50 years.
"Just one thing I ask of you, do not sell the land but develop it for your grandchildren," he said.
In another development, he said the state government had no qualms about letting opposition parties utilise facilities such as community halls albeit on a rental basis.
"I have directed (Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister) Datuk Jaujan Sambakong to allow the opposition to use any community hall in the state although they have to pay rent.
We don't want to inconvenience the public although we (Warisan) had been criticised and prevented from using such facilities," he said.
Shafie also said the state government would implement further drastic measures for Sabah's development, to be announced soon.
One of the measures that he had taken upon becoming chief minister was to revamp Sabah Foundation, and halt logging activities.
The Semporna Parliamentary Constituency Aidilfitri open house was also attended by state cabinet members and about 15,000 residents in the area. — Bernama
Sabah Southern Region Development Research to bring progress to eastern Sabah, create more jobs and income for people
By MOHD IZHAM UNNIP ABDULLAH - April 9, 2018 @ 6:05pm © New Straits Times.
TAWAU: Sabah government will plan a more comprehensive development in the
state’s east coast after it obtains the result of regional development
studies involving the area in near future.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman said the studies known as Southern Region Development Research was implemented with the collaboration of Performance Management Delivery Unit (Pemandu) of the Prime Minister’s Department.
He said the government was currently awaiting the results to identify the regional potential, which covers Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu and Sandakan districts.
“The studies done by Pemandu have been completed and will be launched soon so that we can assess potential projects in the area to increase revenue, and provide jobs and income to the people,” he said at the launching of the district Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here today.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was present to launch the Tawau UTC. Also in attendance were his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor; Sabah Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Yahya Hussin and Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah; State Legislative Assembly speaker Datuk Syed Abas Syed Ali; and Higher Learning deputy minister Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching.
The Tawau UTC, which is managed by the district municipal council, is the third centre operating in Sabah after Kota Kinabalu UTC and Keningau UTC.
The facilities established at the Pasar Tanjung building here began its operation in August 2016 after undergoing renovation process for about 10 weeks with a cost of RM30 million.
Speaking on the UTC, Musa, who is also Sabah BN chairman, said the centre was among the transformation brought by Najib and had benefited the rakyat, especially in boosting the services of federal and state government agencies as well as departments under one roof.
“The quality services have helped to facilitate the people. This is the Prime Minister’s inspiration to provide ease to the people. The policy and programmes inspired by the prime minister all this while is towards helping the people," he said.
a benchmark in cluster type commercial shop office project, was launched in Tawau in January 2018 to bring a modern image to the town and rejuvenate the lifestyle of the people here.
Government to develop Tawau
June 14, 2018, Thursday
Tawau and Kalabakan to become seafood and fruit hubs for Sabah
TAWAU: As a new leader in Sabah, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Abdal
said he wanted to see Tawau and Kalabakan become seafood and fruit hubs for
the state and to have more furniture and wood factories.
Shafie said he had directed the Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry to ensure Tawau became a seafood hub as there were many things to be exploited from its sea.
On the planting of fruit trees, he said the soil in Tawau and Kalabakan was suitable as it was volcanic and the fruits produced would be sweeter than in any other district.
Shafie said both districts could become fruit suppliers and it would provide jobs for the people as there would be many multiplying effects such as transportation, packaging, marketing and trade.
He said it was not that Tawau could not be developed, but all this time it was ‘sleeping’ and now with the many people representatives, they could help develop the district.
Shafie said there must be cooperation among the parties as the districts had potential to be developed and he would make changes by giving employment to locals and this was why he prohibited the export of timbers.
“I have already discussed with several quarters to ensure that furniture factories and wood factories would be more, especially in Tawau and Kalabakan for job opportunities,” he said yesterday during the breaking of fast at Al-Kauthar Mosque.
Shafie said he had already stated to the federal government that he wanted 20 percent of the oil royalty as he wanted to provide employment and manage the education sector as the state should not be left behind in education.
He said he did not want to see local youths leave Sabah to look for jobs as the richness of the state could benefit the people.
2018 to 2023
Sri Tanjong assemblyman Jimmy Wong,
Merotai assemblyman Saripudin Hatta,
Local Government and Housing Minister cum Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Jaujan Sambakong,
Assistant Infrastructure Development Minister cum Sebatik assemblyman Datuk Abd Muis Picho,
Tanjong Batu assemblywoman Datuk Hamisa Samat
Bugaya assemblywoman Manis Buka Mohd Darah.
Development Plan for Sebatik Island
New Tawau Town Center
New Sabah's Food Park in Tawau
In Tawau, the residential and agricultural sub sectors were the most
active in development. Residential developments along Sin On Road and Jalan
Bunga Raya played a pivotal role. Sabindo area and Fajar area are dominated
by Commercial activity.
Tawau town center has four commercial areas :
3) Pa Chung Commercial Centre and
4) Tawau Lama or Old Tawau.
Federal House, where most government offices such as the Immigration Department and the National Registration Department are located is found in Sabindo area.
Fajar is the main commercial area, where major banks such as RHB Bank, HSBC and Maybank. Nightlife Karaoke Lounge are located. The Tawau District Court is also situated here.
Tawau Lama is the original part of Tawau, which contains Tawau's central market. Tawau Port is also located in Tawau Lama.
Bandar Sri Indah
- Sabah's largest satellite township development project at km 16
of Tawau Airport Highway. A project of 1,368 acres (5.54 km2) of reclaimed
land three times larger than Tawau town center.
Tawau the soon to be Free Trade Zone of Sabah
Assistant Rural Development Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titngan said in March 2007 that Tawau is a suitable and strategic site to .be turned into a free trade zone in view of its strategic position for international trade.
This big district of Tawau is a gateway to two sides of two major countries Kalimantan in Indonesia and South Philippines.
Sabah does not have a free trade zone as yet, Federal Government hoped that the Tawau free trade zone would further boost business activities in the state.
Former Merotai assemblyman Datuk Liew Yun Fah also welcomed the move as it would augur well to the overall future development of Tawau. “We are seeing a brighter future for the district due to the caring attitude of the Federal Government,”
When the free trade zone is implemented, many industries will come to Tawau and this will spur the growth of the district to a larger dimension. Every industry including the hospitability and food business will benefit from a free trade zone
JALAN MASJID COMMERCIAL COMPLEX
- a 19 storey commercial complex cum hotel in the prime commercial center of Tawau.
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