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MDL’S COUNCILORS HAD A STUDY VISIT TO SABAH FOR TOURISM AND INFORMATION SERVICE SYSTEM BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Posted on : 02 Jan 2020
 

23/12/2019

Kuching - A total of 28 delegates from the Lundu District Council consisting of 24 councilors and 4 senior staff members attended a study visit to Sabah from 18 TO 21 December 2019. At this session two Sabah Local Authorities were selected to attend which was  Lembaga Bandaran Kudat (LBK) and Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK).

During a visit to the LBK, the MDL delegation led by Kr Abdul Razak Abdul Abdul Wahab was warmly welcomed by Mr Mohd Rafik Haji Jubar, LBK’s Executive Officer and LBK’s management. The briefing session began with a warm welcome and thanks for attending to LBK from MDL by Mr Mohd Rafik. The session continued with an explanation of LBK's functions and management to the local community. During the question-and-answer session, many issues were discussed and shared such as tourism, solid waste management, rating management and so on.

Kudat, known as the Tip of Borneo is an attractive destination for tourists both domestically and abroad. The main attraction of the area is its beautiful beaches and this is one of the reasons why Kudat has been selected as a destination by the MDL.

Kr Abdul Razak in his reply explained that the Lundu District has many interesting tourist spots such as beaches, waterfalls and national parks. Kudat is known for its Tip of Borneo, while Lundu known  for Where Borneo Begins. He also hoped that the visit of the MDL to LBK would strengthen the two departments relationship and subsequently the two states that were also on the same Borneo Islands. While in Kudat, the MDL delegation was taken to Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat where the Tip of Borneo was located.

The MDL visit continued to the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) at the following day. At this visit, MDL was welcomed by Mdm Lizawana binti Matin, Director of the Complaints and Public Relations Department of the DBKK. The session began with a welcome speech from Mdm Lizawana and continued with a briefing on the Administrative System to Digital Directions. Compact information provides a lot of information to the delegation about the importance of digital in managing the administration of a local authority. This is in line with the YB Chief Minister's recommendation to make Sarawak a developing country through the digital economy.

During the question-and-answer session, the delegation also shared by some of the initiatives that been undertaken by the DBKK in managing the city of Kota Kinabalu as a tourism city. Kr Abd Razak as Head of delegation thanked the DBKK for receiving the study visit from the MDL councilors. He also hoped that the information provided by the DBKK can be adapted in the Lundu District to make Lundu a Natural Beach City.