Brunei eyes medical, educational and eco-tourism: minister

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-15 18:58:37|Editor: xuxin
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Brunei is looking to capitalize on existing institutions and its pristine natural environment to further promote medical, educational and eco-tourism in the country.

Brunei's Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali said that they are looking to cooperate with various parties to strengthen Brunei's tourism sector.

The minister named the Jerudong Park Medical Center as an opportunity for the country to draw in medical tourists.

"We have also successfully discussed with international schools like the Jerudong International School and International School Brunei to attract students from countries like China, South Korea and Japan to attend summer school here for English courses," he said during Thursday's Legislative Council meeting.

Haji Ali also spoke of the ministry's plans to capitalize on the heavily forested areas to promote eco-tourism in Brunei.

The minister explained that this project will feature a new tourism concept that is sustainable, responsible and inclusive, likening it to a sanctuary or forest reserve.

"We will not disturb the wildlife, forests, existing villages and its architecture or the area," he said, emphasizing that no damage will be done to the natural environment.