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    Another step towards 500,000 trees planted

    James Kon

    Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism and member of the Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change (BNCCC) Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, and Minister of Development and Co-Chair of the BNCCC Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar yesterday joined Australian High Commissioner Tiffany McDonald for a tree-planting initiative at the Recreational Park in Jalan Pusat Persidangan.

    The event was organised by the Australian High Commission, in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT), with support from the Ministry of Development (MoD).

    McDonald said, “We are demonstrating our commitment in working with Brunei to achieve its goals set out in the Brunei National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP) of planting 500,000 trees.”

    She added, “The Australian High Commission was pleased to be able to support Brunei’s effort to address climate change.

    Australia’s climate change is focussed on reducing the cost of new and emerging low emissions technologies, to become cost competitive with existing approaches.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong and Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar with Australian High Commissioner Tiffany McDonald at a tree-planting initiative at Recreational Park at Jalan Pusat Persidangan. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

    “Australia’s climate action includes collaboration with international partners such as Brunei, and supporting neighbours in the Indo-Pacific in tackling climate change through
    various initiatives.

    “We look forward to seeing the yellow flowers of the tabebuia trees blossom, just as our bilateral relationship continues to flourish.

    “As ASEAN’s oldest dialogue partner, Australia is committed to continuing to strengthen its relationship with ASEAN, including Brunei, and supports Brunei’s effort as ASEAN chair.”

    Among those taking part in the tree-planting event were members of the Australian community in Brunei, as well as staff from the Australia High Commission and the Forestry Department of MPRT.

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