Minister officiates 12th CAEXPO with other state leaderssqwcgadmin
19th Sep, 2015
THE Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, together with other state leaders of China and Asean member countries yesterday officiated the opening ceremony of the 12th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) and the 12th China-Asean Business & Investment Summit held at the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Centre (NICEC) in Nanning, China.
Also present at the event were the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR), Hajah Normah Suria Hayati binti Pehin Jawatan Dalam Seri Maharaja Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Awang Mohd Jamil Al-Sufri, as well as other government officers from the MIPR and officers from the Brunei-China Friendship Association.
The Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to China, Datin Paduka Magdalene Teo, was also present.
In the afternoon, the minister and delegation toured the Pavilion of Cities of Charm that showcases Brunei’s unique tourism and cultural heritage.
The made-in-Brunei products got the spotlight at the 12th CAEXPO in Nanning, China.
After touring the pavilion, the minister visited the Brunei booths that are participated by four exhibitors – Inuyham Enterprise showcasing Brunei Agarwood, Betye Kuan, Asli-KTM Sdn Bhd showcasing Brunei Brumee, Hasmit Shield Roofing Manufacture, and Bio-Innovation Corridor.
Huge crowd that visited the Brunei booths gave thumbs up to the products.
Brunei showcases and promotes the Bio-Innovation Corridor (BIC).
The BIC is an initiative in the Brunei-Muara District, led by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.
The Halal Industry Innovation Centre (HIIC) has been established to promote the development of Halal-certified industries in Brunei Darussalam.
The BIC intends to develop an internat-ionally renowned Halal-themed industry park as part of the wider economic diversification strategy, accommodate research and innovative technology application, build on and support the development of the Brunei Halal brand and create a lively and mixed use environment and generation of employment opportunities.
Another popular local booth is Asli-KTM Sdn Bhd that exhibits local brand Brumee that manufactures dried and fresh noodles, kway tiaw, wonton noodles and wonton skin sheets. The company also participated last year.
An Asli-KTM Sdn Bhd staff said the public response towards the products especially among the Chinese customers is very encouraging.
He said the company is Brunei’s largest manufacturer of halal dried and fresh yellow noodles, kway tiaw and skin sheets.
He said KTM was introduced and established in 1982 for both noodles (yellow and flat rice noodles) and today our new factory Asli-KTM Sdn Bhd is one step ahead towards exporting our products under “BruMee” logo.
The CAEXPO is not only a platform for China-Asean cooperation but also a grand trade event open to the whole world.
The CAEXPO has promoted the exchanges and cooperation of China and Asean with other economies and enhanced the influence of China and Asean as a whole in the world, springboard to the huge world market and abundant business opportunities beyond the China-Asean region.
Source: Borneo Bulletin