institute, local promoter sign pact
The Borneo Post- Saturday, March 15, 2003
Tourism Minister Dato Sri Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg witnessed the signing of
a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Christchurch Polytechnic Institute
of Technology (CPIT) of New Zealand and
a local promoter at his office here on Wednesday.
was represented by Dr Pim Borren, Dean of Commerce and Dr David Weir, Dean of
International Education. The local promoter was represented by Datuk Amin Satem,
president of the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Honorary
Consol of New Zealand in Sarawak, Datuk Abang Abdul Karim who is also the
president of Sarawak Bumiputera Chamber of Commerce (DUBS), Alex Ting who is
chairman of Malaysia New Zealand Business Council (MNZBC) Sarawak Chapter and
Rodger Chan who is director of NZ Centre in Sarawak.
MoU was the result of the visit by Johari to New Zealand late last year. The
Minister led a tourism and business delegation and visited CPIT in Christchurch.
stated that the MoU served to initiate co-operation between CPIT and the local
promoter in line with the government plan to develop the tourism industry,
particularly in food and hospitality to world-class standard.
felt that professional and quality training would be an important ingredient for
the promotion of overall tourism development in the State.
Karim said the MoU would meet the needs of the State and promote economic
co-operation between the two countries.
Borren said the MoU and subsequent co-operation would be an exciting opportunity
to CPIT, Christchurch City and New Zealand as a whole, to work closely within
the BIMP-EAGA region, particularly Sarawak, to help the tourism industry to
growth in the tourism sector will be a continuous process as part of the world
global expansion process. It is a safe industry and as the developing countries
develop further, the industry can only grow more."
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