The high-level discussion, attended by senior figures at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) took place as issues relevant to forestry became the focal point of discussions with emphasis placed on sustainable foreign management in addressing climate change and natural disasters being the main areas for potential collaboration between Brunei and China.
The visit was also intended to further enhance the existing cordial relations between the two nations as well as promote and strengthen bilateral cooperation and collaboration.
Other specific key areas for potential collaboration and deepening of interests include management of forest plantations, transfer of wood processing technology, development of a non-wood industry with reference to studies on medicinal and herbal plants, cultivation of mushrooms, studies on honey production from wild flowers, establishment of collectively-owned forest/state owned forest, exchange of information on the development and promotion of eco-tourism, building capacity and transfer of technology in other areas.
Later in the night, the MIPR hosted a dinner for the Chinese delegation at The Li Gong Restaurant, The Empire Hotel and Country Club. Mr Jia Zhibang's three-day visit to the Sultanate ends today. ~ Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin