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Dominica hopes to replicate Langkawi's success

The Star/ANN | Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

PUTRAJAYA - The thriving hospitality industry in Langkawi has caught the attention of the Commonwealth of Dominica, which hopes to replicate Langkawi's success story.

A delegation from the island nation, led by its Ambassador at Large Emmanuel Nanthan, called on former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his office here yesterday.

Nanthan said his country had seen how Langkawi developed and wanted to learn from it.

"We are from a small country in the Caribbean Sea and we share some similarities with Langkawi in that our nation is also a tropical island.

"Dr Mahathir is the best teacher we can learn from to develop Dominica," he said.

The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region in the Caribbean with a population of about 74,000.

Nicknamed the "nature isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty as well as the 365 rivers within its 750 sq km area, it obtained its independence from Britain in 1978.

Nanthan said the country hoped to welcome the first official visit by Malaysian businessmen and investors at the end of the year.

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