Official stresses on three priorities

Azlan Othman

Enhancing food supply, logistics and transportation are crucial during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure a smooth livelihood, said National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam (NCCIBD) Deputy Secretary General Haji Halim bin Saim.

These three priorities must be fulfilled to ensure food supply is comprehensive for households, restaurants and hotels.

He said this during the ASEAN Manufacturing Network (AMN) meeting held virtually on Saturday.

Haji Halim added that to ensure food supplies last longer, companies must improve food packaging via smart manufacturing and encourage investors to pour money into research and development to prolong products’ shelf lives.

The discussion’s outcome will be forwarded to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council. The AMN Chairmanship will be handed over from Malaysia to the ASEAN Chair in 2022. Three working groups will be established under the AMN: ASEAN Smart Manufacturing and IR4.0; ASEAN Future Skills; and Intra-ASEAN Investment.

Deputy Secretary General of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam Haji Halim bin Saim during the virtual meeting. PHOTO: NCCIBD