Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam, yesterday morning, officiated the Brunei International Flower Show, BIFS 2019 held in conjunction with Her Majesty's birthday.
Organised by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism through the Tourism Development Department and the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood with the collaboration of KN Nursery Sendirian Berhad, BIFS 2019 aims to increase the number of tourist arrival in the country apart from further increasing the floriculture output that can contribute towards the country's Gross Domestic Product. The function took place at Rimba Garden Central, Horticulture Business Centre in Kampung Rimba, Gadong.
Upon arrival, Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri was greeted by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism as Chairman of BIFS 2019 Steering Committee; Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda binti Haji C.A. Mohamed, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education as Deputy Chairpersons of BIFS 2019 Steering Committee.
Accompanying Her Majesty were Her Majesty's daughters and sisters;
- Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah;
- Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah;
- Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah;
- Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah;
- Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah;
- Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- And Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.
The function commenced with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
The Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism in a welcoming speech expressed deep appreciation for Her Majesty's presence at the function. Yang Berhormat among others said that the BIFS will become an annual event in the country's Calendar of Events. The minister also expressed hope that BIFS can be further expanded as a prestigious event in this region.
Her Majesty then officiated the BIFS 2019. Subsequently, Her Majesty received a pasambah presented the BIFS 2019 Committee.
Doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
Source: Radio Television Brunei