KAPIT - Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg has a vision to make Kapit Division as a centre for international biodiversity research.
He said the division has plenty of biodiversity resources that could be used to make medicines or other biotechnology products.
"We can bring in researchers to study our trees, our leaves, our biodiversity resources," he said when at the meet-the-people dinner function at Kapit Civic Centre last night.
He said it was his vision and the vision of the local people''s representatives as it would be most valuable to the division in the future apart from other economic development such as tourism.
It would become the task of the newly formed Ulu Rajang Development Agency chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing to make it happen by ensuring the implementation of infrastructure development in the division, which included information and communication technology, run smoothly, he said.
With good internet connectivity, Abang Johari said the scientists would be able to communicate with their universities in real time and that would help Kapit to market its biodiversity produces worldwide.
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