Date Posted: 01 Jun 2008
LABUAN: This duty-free island is to see the construction of four new hotels to ease the shortage of hotel rooms, Labuan Corporation’s deputy chief executive officer (development) Jusoh Saleh said yesterday.
Two three-star grade hotels were being constructed, one of which would cost some RM26 million, he said.
Two more hotel development projects in the pipeline are the Labuan Times Square with 192 rooms and Lazenda Central with 200 rooms.
Jusoh said their construction would boost tourism on the island as well as its economy.
Labuan Corporation, through the Labuan Tourism Action Council, would continue with efforts to turn the island into a premier tourist destination, he said.
Jusoh also said that various development projects totalling RM317 million under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) for Labuan would accelerate development on the island.
Ten projects had so far been completed while some are scheduled for completion this year, he said.
These include tourism development projects such as an international lawn bowl arena, futsal courts, a cultural waterfront (Anjung Budaya), Siswazah Corner and upgrading various infrastructure facilities like community halls.
Jusoh said the RM25 million Marina Awam would be expected to be completed this year.
He said an integrated study of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for all development projects in Labuan was being carried out by a consultant and would be completed by this year.
Labuan Corporation also planned to construct a second alternative road along the shoreline to ease traffic flow in the town area, he added.
(Source: The Borneo Post, 29 May 2008)