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Ground breaking ceremony of Ulu Kinabatangan Information Centre and Jetty at Kg Imbak, Tongod

The ground breaking ceremony of the Ulu Kinabatangan Information Kiosk and the Jetty was held in Kampung Imbak Tongod. It was one of the several programme to be implemented as part of the community Outreach Programme Under the Yayasan Sabah-PETRONAS Imbak Canyon Conservation Partnership. The event was officiated by the MP of Kinabatangan YB Dato Bung Moktar and ADUN Kuamut N.47 YB Masiung Banah. The aims of this programme is to to build a Jetty facilitate the villagers in terms of easing transportation where they use the river on a daily basis for their fishing activities and transporting things. The Jetty that will be built will serve as a place where the villagers can park their boats in a safe and orderly manner.

The Information Centre will be a one stop centre for the public as well as the local community to acquire information on ICCA and Ulu Kinabatangan as well as serve as a place where the local villagers can sell their local handicrafts. It will also act as a station for the Porters and Guides Association to provide service to ICCA visitors. As many as 600 people consisting of Government Official, Media and Village Heads as well as JKKK from the surrounding mukims attended the ceremony. Overall, the ceremony was a success and the villagers were pleased with the program and through this, good rapport between Yayasan Sabah, PETRONAS and the local community was achieved.

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