A bedroom set consisting a bed, a side table, dressing table and a chair along with a chest of drawers were selected as Category A and Category B winners at a wood furniture competition.
Kilang Papan Batang Mitus Sdn Bhd and Home BN Pallet, the Categories A and B winners, received a trophy and certificate of participation.
This is the second time the expo has been held by the Forestry Department, which serves to promote local timber products by local companies and entrepreneurs as well as showing the public that local timber products are affordable and of high quality.
The winners were crowned at the launching of the Local Timber Product Exhibition officiated by Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin at OneCity Shopping Centre.
The three-day exhibition is organised by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) through the Forestry Department in conjunction with the International Day of Forests 2022.
Permanent Secretary at the MPRT Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director of Forestry Noralinda binti Haji Ibrahim as the chairperson of the ceremony were also present.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa followed by welcoming remarks by Noralinda who shared that the timber industry in the Sultanate has seen development particularly in fabricating furniture, handicrafts and wood carvings including the involvement of youth venturing into the industry.
The youth’s talent and creativity are displayed from the products they made with sophisticated machinery such as computer numerical control machine.
The event also saw a video clip of the furniture making competition.
The minister presented prizes and certificates to the winners and participants, as well as souvenirs to the exhibitors and competition judges.
The minister also toured the booths from the Forestry Department, Authority for Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi) and local timber product companies as well as local youth entrepreneurs producing furniture, doors and handicrafts.