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Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, Permanent Secretary, Primary
Resources and Tourism, Brunei Darussalam co-chaired The Second Meeting of The Joint
Working Group (JWG) for Agri-Food Collaboration Between Brunei Darussalam and The
Republic of Singapore on Thursday, 31st March 2022 held at Setia Pahlawan Hall,
Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. The Second Meeting of The Joint Working
Group for Agri-Food Collaboration was co-chaired by Mr. Lee Chuan Teck,Permanent
Secretary (Development), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
The JWG is a platform for increased cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and the
Republic of Singapore in areas of investment facilitation between both countries in the
agriculture and fisheries sector; collaboration on research and development for increased
output and productivity; provide trainings to develop human resource capacity in the
government and private sectors; sharing of knowledge and Standards, Conformance and
Quality Assurance; and to develop enterprise competencies in order to enhance the
capabilities of agriculture and fisheries sector operators.
The meeting discussed on proposed areas of collaboration in agriculture and fisheries
sector, sharing of information on certification to aquaculture farms and other potential
areas of research and development collaboration.
Also present during the meeting were the Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Primary
Resources and Tourism, High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore, and Senior
Officers from the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Department of Agriculture
and Agrifood and Department of Fisheries and the Republic of Singapore’s
representatives included from Ministry of Trade and Industry,
Enterprise Singapore, and
Singapore Food Authority.
Prior to the meeting, a working visit was held on 30th March 2022 to several fisheries
companies operating in aquaculture and processing activities, as well as a visit to
available potential site for investment. In addition, a business matching session was also
conducted in the afternoon involving several business representatives from the Republic
of Singapore and fisheries entrepreneurs, with the objective of facilitating market access
for local products to be exported to the Republic of Singapore, as well as other
opportunities for increased growth and networking, especially in identifying market
requirements from the Republic of Singapore. The export value for fisheries product in
2021 was around $6.46 million which comprise of 14% of total fisheries export figure last
nd meeting of JWG Secretariat
Date: 31 March 2022
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