In line with the theme of this year's Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Celebration by the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, the exhibition showcased on the agricultural sector with the concept of match-making between successful agriculture and agrifood entrepreneurs and marketing agencies. They are the pioneers in the production and marketing of local agriculture and agrifood products. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and other members of the Royal Family took a closer look at the exhibition.
Prior to viewing the exhibition, His Majesty took a group photo with Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Committee of Governors, Board of Directors and the celebration's executive committee.
Among the highlights of the exhibition were the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism category, agencies category, supermarket category, food catering category, contract farming and export category as well as the Government-Linked Company category. This year's celebration uphold His Majesty's aspiration in developing the agricultural sector until it becomes a significant contributor in the nation's economy and food safety, apart from generating job opportunities.
This year's theme, 'Agricultural Sector: the Survivability of the People and the Nation' supports the theme of the Knowledge Convention 2018 as Yayasan's contribution towards fulfilling the Whole of Nation Approach.
The concept combines local agriculture entrepreneurs with businesses and exporters. This can support the country's efforts in achieving a dynamic and sustainable economy as targeted in the Wawasan Brunei 2035.
Also highlighted at this celebration were the youths who took part in the agricultural projects, students who are studying in the field of agriculture at local education institutions as well as several government representatives who are involved in supporting the agricultural sector.
As stated in His Majesty's titah, this gathering can assist in marketing agricultural products more efficiently and expand agricultural marketing not only within the country but also overseas. His Majesty appreciates this cooperation and hopes that more local supermarkets including wholesalers, restaurants, hotels and catering services can be involved in support of the government. His Majesty was also pleased with the youth's involvement in developing the country's agricultural sector.
His Majesty's presence at the celebration was an honour of the highest degree, as it gives encouragement to the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to continue gather participants of different backgrounds each year to implement their role and responsibility towards the country's socio-economy and the development of the religion, people and the nation.
Source: Radio Television Brunei