Sarawak to open Trade and Tourism Office in Brunei

Azlan Othman

Sarawak is eyeing to open a trade and tourism office (STATOS) in Brunei Darussalam to explore the global market to cooperate with the country in terms of marketing to develop agriculture, especially in the northern part of Sarawak.

The call was made after opening the office in Singapore while the neigbouring state also plans to open its STATOS office in Pontianak, Indonesia, said Assistant Minister of Modern Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail, Malaysian media reported.

It is also a step to widen Sarawak’s agricultural produce, small- and medium-sized entreprenuers and tourism as well as to lure more investors to Sarawak and encourage trade and entice more tourists to the neighbouring state. The opening of the office is a platform for Sarawak to move forward.

The agricultural sector will be developed and Sarawak will cooperate with the Sultanate in the aspect of marketing of agricultural products.