Brunei keen to collaborate with Sarawak in agriculture, agro-tourism

Dr Rundi (seated (centre) gives a press conference after meeting Abdul Manaf at a hotel this evening (Feb 28, 2024). Also seen are Martin (left) and Dr Abdul Rahman.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, Feb 28: Minister of Food Industry, Commodity And Regional Development (FICORD) Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Ukom revealed the neighbouring country of Brunei is interested in collaborating with the State in agriculture and agro-tourism.

Dr Rundi elaborated that Brunei is enthusiastic and motivated to work with Sarawak and to complement what the State is doing.

He said Sarawak and Brunei have identified some potential areas for collaboration.

“One of the areas is food security such as paddy cultivation and production, commercialisation and industrialisation of livestock like corn beef production as Brunei has done, and aquaculture commercialisation.”

He told reporters this in a press conference after meeting Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Brunei Dato Dr Abdul Manaf Metussin at a hotel here this evening.

Dr Rundi said Brunei is looking to collaborate and achieve a win-win situation for the country, Sarawak and Malaysia as a whole.

“Brunei is also looking at new technology, and she is finding ways and means to improve—so that we can share that knowledge,” he said.

Dr Rundi later hosted the Brunei delegates to a ministry dinner at the same venue.

His deputies, Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail and Datuk Martin Ben and FICORD permanent secretary Sirai Daha were among those present. — DayakDaily