KUCHING (June 11): Two international hotels will be built in Sematan, a town about 107km west of here, through private investments worth RM120 million, said Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
He said it is in line with the Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy to utilise private investment funds in developing Sarawak.
“They (hotel investors) have shown me the design of the hotels, which is similar to the Palm Hotel in Dubai (the United Arab Emirates).
“Sematan is going to be like Dubai,” he said at the launch of the Sungai Sematan Waterfront Pontoon and Landscape on Saturday (June 11).
The construction of the hotels will be carried out within three years to attract more foreign visitors to the area.
He added that the accommodation would complement the Sarawak government’s effort to provide essential infrastructure such as road upgrades, electricity and water supply to Sematan in the Lundu district, which is located south-west of the state.