The state government is hoping the Chinese embassy and consulate will help promote the state as a tourist destination for the people in the Republic.
State Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said he hoped for more tourists from China once the country’s borders reopen to international visitors.
He added that the state’s tourism sector was heavily dependent on foreign tourists especially from China.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the tourism sector. With the opening of borders to international visitors in the near future, we hope many tourists from China will visit Sabah.
“This will help revive the local tourism sector and boost the economy in the state,” he said during a courtesy call from the Consul General of China in Kota Kinabalu Liang Caide at his official residence in Sri Gaya yesterday.
He said Sabah very much welcomed foreign investments, especially from China to develop various key sectors in the state such as industry, construction, tourism, agriculture and new high -tech industries.
“The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah state Government will continue to work closely with the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu and the Chinese Embassy to attract more Chinese investors to Sabah, which will help boost the growth of the economic sector of this country.
“The good relations and cooperation already established between Sabah and China will continue to be strengthened further, because it provides many benefits to both parties,” he said.
Earlier, Liang briefed Hajiji on the latest developments in China and efforts made by its office in promoting Sabah as a tourism, investment and trade destination.