An area within the jurusdition of the Kuching North City Council (DBKU) has been recognised as a ‘Geopark’ area.
According to a report by UKAS, the area has since been more commonly refered to as the ‘Sarawak Delta Geopark’.
The report quoted Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Datuk Abang Openg, as saying that the recognition meant that the area is now on par with the likes of places within Langkawi and Perak, and the government is working on a plan to eventually make the place recognised by the UNESCO Global Geopark.
This in turn will make it a tourist attraction.
About Sarawak Delta National Geopark
The Sarawak Delta Geopark (SDGp) was acknowledge as the 6th Geopark in Malaysia by the National Geopark Committee on 20 June 2022.
It covers 311,246 hektars of land which includes cover Kuching, Bau, Padawan, and Siburan.
The Sarawak Delta National Geopark is rich in unique rock landscapes (28 geosites), biological diversity (12 biosites) and culture (14 cultural geosites).