The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) refers to the letters ‘Do away with plastic banners please’ by No to plastic and ‘Use less plastic, paper for future National Day performances’ by Go Green, published in the Opinion page of the Borneo Bulletin on February 19 and 29, regarding the commemorative banners in conjunction with Brunei Darussalam’s 36th National Day and the use of less plastic and paper for future National Day performances.
The ministry appreciates the public feedback and shares similar concerns on the issues raised.
The ministry supports numerous initiatives undertaken by various levels of society, towards environmental conservation and preservation, such as the Bandarku Bebas Botol Plastik drive to reduce the use of plastic water bottles initiated by Green Brunei, during the recent celebration of Brunei Darussalam’s 36th National Day.
Additionally, the ministry is pleased to inform that all props used in the National Day performance are recycled from previous years, and are also used for other occasions such as celebrating National Youth Day, National Family Day, and the Brunei December Festival, among others.
The MCYS has taken note of the views shared in the Opinion Page regarding the material used during the 36th National Day celebration, and will be more diligent in efforts towards reducing the use of plastic in future National Day celebrations, as well as in other future activities organised under the ministry’s purview.
The MCYS would like to express our appreciation for the valuable and constructive feedback shared by the public and look forward to more jubilant celebrations of our National Day in the years to come.
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports