A total of 157 point 8 metric tonnes of Safawi dates supplied by Al Madina Dates Company, Saudi Arabia will be distributed to all Muslim citizens and residents in the country as a personal gift of dates from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. The dates will be distributed to all Muslims regardless of age and citizenship, where each recipient will receive a small box containing 300 grams of Safawi dates. This was among the matters discussed during the Coordination Meeting for the Distribution of His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates for the month of Ramadan this year.
The meeting was chaired by Dato Paduka Awang Eddie bin Dato Paduka Haji Sunny, Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. Apart from discussing the coordination and distribution of His Majesty's personal gift of dates, the meeting also appointed Secretariat and Members of the date's distribution Coordinating Committee. The distribution of His Majesty's personal gift of dates is a special project carried out annually by Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in collaboration with the relevant government departments. The meeting was attended by representatives from the District Offices and officers from the relevant government departments. The meeting took place at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Building Complex in Bandar Seri Begawan.
Source: Radio Television Brunei