With the decrease of oil and gas production as well as the fall of world oil and gas prices, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism explained that the situation has clearly shown an effect on the country's economic performance and growth.
Yang Berhormat said the structure of the country's economy or gross domestic product which has long depended on oil and gas revenues, need to be balanced through other economic industry production growth specifically non-oil and gas. This is in line with the proposal made in His Majesty's titah for the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism to continue its efforts in ensuring a rapid growth on products from the agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry as well as tourism sectors.
The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism will also make an effort to include destinations and products as well as mukim and village consultative councils activities in appropriate tourism product packages by taking into account tourism products or activities in nearby vicinities. The Ministry will also develop a number of new destinations thought to have huge potentials to be made as candidates for tourism packages such as beaches and established forest reserve recreation parks. To ensure its success and reduce the government's burden, the ministry will continue efforts to privatise the management of public facilities in the parks, of which the success of such privatisation is dependent on the potential to generate profit for the investors.