Expo showcases local timber products

James Kon

Local-made wood products are up for grabs at the Brunei Darussalam Timber Products Expo, held in conjunction with the International Day of Forests 2021 at The Airport Mall.

Available until March 21, the products include furniture, doors, display cabinets and souvenirs among others. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab officiated the launch yesterday.

“The main aim of the Brunei Darussalam Timber Products Expo is to help local companies promote their timber products,” said Acting Director of Forestry Department Noralinda binti Haji Ibrahim during the launch.

She hopes the expo can “raise awareness on the development of the country’s timber industry and its products that can rival those from overseas”.

Noralinda added that the expo also includes business matching for exhibitors, stakeholders, and company managers to discuss potential collaborations, which “will be beneficial to stakeholders in developing a business ecosystem within the timber industry”.

Following the launch, Hajah Tutiaty and Noralinda toured the exhibition that included booths from the Housing Development Department, Forestry Department, timber companies and local businesses producing wooden handicrafts.

A furniture-making competition will also take place on March 21.

Locally-made wood furniture, souvenirs and products are on sale at the first Brunei Darussalam Timber Products Expo at the Airport Mall until March 21. Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab officiated the event organised by Forestry Department.
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab launches the exhibition as Forestry Department Acting Director Noralinda binti Haji Ibrahim looks on. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
Hajah Tutiaty tours the expo