Brunei capital Bandar Seri Begawan is abuzz with Eco Festival

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 27 (Borneo Bulletin): The Eco Festival, organised during the Climate Action Week in conjunction with the Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022) by the Ministry of Development, has been officiated.

MInisters, Permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, heads of departments, senior officers and staff from various ministries as well as managing directors of private agencies and invited representatives from foreign envoys to Brunei and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were present.

Prior to the opening ceremony, a Subuh prayer and Tazkirah was held at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan.

The event commenced with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the launch of the Eco Festival at Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas by the guests of honour.

The ministers also launched the Donate a Tree campaign, a collaborative initiative by Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) through the SME360 Sustainable Nation campaign in collaboration with the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat and Progresif Sdn Bhd. The launch took place at the vicinity of BIBD Connects Eco-Cinema screen.

Throughout the week, the screen will show documentaries aimed at educating the public on environmental issues as well as fostering an appreciation for the environment.

The event continued with a mass tree planting activity in support of the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy, especially Strategy 2 on Forest Cover.

Happenings during the eco festival include exhibitions and activities attended by government and private agencies as well as NGOs such as the Sustainable Nation Showcase from Community for Brunei; Thryff Market from Thryffy; Tunnel Crafts from Sparks Co; Sustainable Art: Live Sculptures, floating garden, upcycled stadium chairs from local carpenters and artists.

The public can also join a test drive activity with electric vehicles (EVs) on display, and get offers on the compost sales at the Composting 101 area, as well as enjoy delicacies from local food and beverage vendors participating in Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex’s Food Street.

The festival will run at Yayasan Complex until July 3. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Brunei , Eco Festival , July 3


Next In Aseanplus News

Monkeypox patients can recover at home from Aug 22
10 Vietnamese named among world's best scientists
Myanmar junta announces Cabinet reshuffle with slight changes
Indonesia ramps up grain production to improve food security
Cambodia says it's helping foreigners scammed by traffickers
Truly tasteless: Japan's plastic food artists get creative
IMF says talks with Sri Lanka to resume next week
Myanmar junta chief says military open to negotiations with Suu Kyi after her trial
China banks to repay more customers after protests
Dozens of casino workers flee Cambodia by swimming to Vietnam

Others Also Read