Sarawak needs about RM60 million to implement the Borneo Cultural Village project, estimated area of 100 to 200 acres in Lambir near here.
Tourism and Heritage Minister, Tan Sri Dr Chan Hong Nam said, for that purpose, he will discuss with the federal government to apply for funds to finance the project.
"Meanwhile, we have set the location at Jalan Miri - Bintulu, about 30 minutes from downtown. This area is seen as appropriate not too far from the town of Miri," he told reporters after meeting the hawkers in the Central Market complex here yesterday.
Hong Nam who is also deputy chief minister, told Lambir selection as the location of the Borneo Cultural Village is based on the natural wealth of natural factors that could attract both local and foreign tourists.
"In addition, the priority projects and the unique features of the Orang Ulu factory will be equipped to produce beads, thus facilitating the local entrepreneurs to promote and market the product is hand made to the international level," he said.
He said, before state and federal governments have spent large for the tourism industry in Miri include providing infrastructure and developing beach diving.