A DELEGATION from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People’s Repu-blic of China is currently in Brunei for a working visit until December 12, said a press release from the Halal Industry Innovation Centre, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR).
The delegation comprises senior offi-cers from the Guangxi Zhuang’s Depart-ment of Commerce, Guangxi Beibu Gulf Port International Ltd and Yulin City Re-presentative.
The visit is a follow-up to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corri-dor between His Majesty’s Government and the Government of the Guangxi Zhu-ang’s Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, which was signed on September 17 this year in Nanning.
Among the visit’s objectives is to further explore the Sultanate’s potential for Chi-nese investors in the halal industry and logistic sectors, including the possibility of making Brunei a Halal hub in the region. The delegates also made a courtesy call to Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, yesterday morning.
Among discussed matters were project proposals for the Brunei-Guangxi Econo-mic Corridor and the investment potential of the Brunei BioInnovation Corridor for the participation of Chinese investors as well as the manufacturing of Halal products and services.
The Halal Industry Innovation Centre is hosting the delegates while they are in the country. Meetings with relevant stake-holders, such as the Ministry of Com-munications (MinCom) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB), as well as site visits to the BioInnovation Corridor, Muara Port facilities and the Pulau Muara Besar Project Development have also been arranged.