KENINGAU: More tourists are expected to visit the district as more basic facilities are provided, such as the completion of the new Bandukan Bridge last year.
District Officer, Yusop Osman, said the Bayayo River is now gaining more attention from outside visitors and have the potential to become a tourist attraction to the state, especially to Keningau.
“Everyday there are more people coming to spend their holday. Recreational parks have been developed with the cost of RM3 million, allocated from Keningau District Office,” he said when met by the media after attending the opening ceremony for Bandukan Bridge by the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Aman, here today.
Also present were the Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Sabah Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Environment, Datuk Masidi Manjun, Sabah Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Ramlee Marhaban, and Assistant Minister for the Chief Minister, Datuk Ellron Angin.
The 82-metre bridge was completed on August last year, costing RM8.161 million which was funded by the state government. – SayangSabah