March 31, 2016 kita-admin Uncategorized

Group photo In the midst of meeting“2015 was a challenging year but we stayed together as a team and we ended up having a great year” Alexander Yee, president of Kinabatangan-Corridor of Life Tourism Operator Association (KiTA) said in his opening remarks as the members get together to hold its 6th annual general meeting in their Sandakan office.

“Amidst the travel advisory issued by several European countries who are also our members’ target markets, we managed to keep our heads high and continue to fulfil our objectives of this Association.” added Yee.

Notable events done by the KiTA during 2015 included the sponsoring and handing over of a security post at Kampung Abai in April, conducting a joint Kinabatangan field program with University Malaysia Sabah & Murdoch University Australia in August, launching of a riparian patrol unit with Sabah Forestry Department in October, training of over 120 Kinabatangan Wildlife Guides & Honarary Wildlife Wardens in December, launching the Kinabatangan Patrolling Unit with Sabah Wildlife Department in December and the constructing a re-cycle post and handling it over to the residents of Kampung Bilit in March 2016.

Looking ahead, the Association will be focusing to create a brand name for itself in 2016.

When the Tourism and Cultural Minister Dato Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, met with the executive members of KiTA during his 6 days visits to the east coast of Sabah few days ago, he highly commended on the unity of the members and he extended an invitation to KiTA to join in a tradeshow to China during September and another tradeshow to Europe during November.
“This is a good opportunity to promote KiTA and the Kinabatangan area” delighted Ms Amy Chin who operates SI Tours and is also the treasurer KiTA “It is good to gain recognition from our federal minister and we will certainly take up his offer to participate in the up-coming tradeshow”.

The meeting ended on a positive note with members gathering around to take a group picture.

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