| Hakim Hayat |
KUALA Belait was abuzz with activities yesterday as people thronged the Belait River to watch boat races at the Belait River Carnival.
A strong 20-man team from Generasi Anak Muda Kampong Tamoi (GAMTA) emerged victorious in three main race categories, battling it out with other teams in the presence of hundreds of spectators who had showed up at the newly-built Cendera Kenangan Recreation Park, which overlooks the scenic Belait River, to catch the exciting races.
The organisers said the event was intended to serve as a platform to prepare Belait District boat racing teams for national level events, particularly the annual Regatta Brunei Darussalam.
Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Dato Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin awarded prizes to the winning teams.
Also present to hand out prizes was Minister of Industry and Primary Resources Pehin Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Yahya.