Brunei maintains trade connectivity; minister lauds RB

Azlan Othman

Brunei Darussalam is actively collaborating with other nations to ensure that trade flow is open during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We have agreed with Singapore in ensuring that trade connectivity is always open. Although there are countries that have imposed lockdown, the trading route is still open,” Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah said at the press conference yesterday.

“Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) still has to fly to bring back food stuff to the country and medical supplies including from Hong Kong and so on. Our national airline guarantees the supplies. The government is also finding alternatives to ensure food security.”

The minister also took the opportunity to laud Royal Brunei cabin crew and other staff members in handling the COVID-19 situation.

“As frontliners, Royal Brunei cabin crew are also taking the risk to interact with individuals affected by COVID-19. But they prioritise safety like washing hands and wearing gloves. We cannot afford to quarantine cabin crew as their services are needed. They are also our unsung heroes,” the minister said.