Trade, tourism office in Brunei

Abang Johari (centre) speaks to reporters at press conference as Awang Tengah (left) looks on. Photo: Ukas

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is looking forward to a meeting with the Brunei government and its prime minister to further discuss the setting up of a trade and tourism office in Brunei.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the state had already decided to set up the office in Brunei similar to the first one set up in Singapore.

“We do not know when the meeting will be yet but we have already identified where it will be set up,” he told a press conference after attending a briefing on the project in Limbang today.  

Abang Johari said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan would closely monitor this matter.

On another note, the chief minister urged Sarawakians to be self-disciplined and to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs), especially since the Covid-19 cases in the state were still increasing.

“Even though with the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine, we still have to continue observing the necessary SOPs,” he said.

He said hopefully with the vaccine, the situation would improve so that life could return to normal, and that there would be no more Covid-19 cases by next year.