157 point 5 metric tonnes of Safawi dates - a personal gift from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam - will be distributed to all Muslim citizens and residents in the country for the month of Ramadan. Each recipient will receive a small box containing 300 grams of Safawi dates supplied by the Al-Madinah Dates Company, Saudi Arabia.
This was stated yesterday during the Coordination Meeting for the Distribution of His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates for the month of Ramadan. The meeting was chaired by Awang Haji Brahim bin Haji Ismail, Management Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Among the topics discussed during the meeting include the handling and distribution system for the dates and the election of Secretariat and Committee members to coordinate the Distribution of His Majesty's Personal Gift of Dates which will be managed by the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah with the cooperation of related government departments. The personal gifts of dates from His Majesty is hoped to become a delicacy for breaking the fast for the upcoming month of Ramadan. The meeting was attended by government officers and representatives of the District Offices.
Source: Radio Television Brunei