HRH Brunei Crown Prince Visits Golden Jubilee Celebration Sites









Crown Prince visits sites for Golden Jubilee Celebration
September 10, 2017

|     Danial Norjidi     |

HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, yesterday conducted a working visit to inspect the preparation for the upcoming Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Accession to the Throne.

His Royal Highness specifically reviewed preparations of the sites for the launching ceremony of the Eco Corridor Park, Sungai Kedayan and for the Junjung Ziarah ceremony.

His Royal Highness, who is also the Patron of the Advisory Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration, was greeted on arrival by the Co-Chairpersons of the Executive Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs; and Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance II.

Also greeting His Royal Highness was Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Minister of Development.

His Royal Highness was then ushered to the meeting room at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Building for a briefing which began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and a Doa Selamat read by Ahmad Syafiq bin Haji Osman, Mohamed Bolkiah Mosque Affairs Officer.

This was followed by briefings from Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar, as the Co-Chairman of Jawatankuasa Sektoral Keraian Daerah-Daerah dan Mukim, and Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin as the Co-Chairman of Jawatankuasa Sektoral Perasmian dan Peringatan dan Kenang-kenangan.

After the briefing, His Royal Highness proceeded to the launching site of the Eco Corridor Park, Sungai Kedayan and the site for the Junjung Ziarah ceremony by the four districts.

Upon arrival at the launching site of the Eco Corridor Park, Sungai Kedayan, His Royal Highness was briefed by Haji Mohd Salleh bin Haji Abdul Karim, Acting Assistant Director of Drainage and Sewerage, Public Works Department about the programme that will be conducted during the launching ceremony.

The Eco Corridor site has an area of nine hectares and is part of the 2011 Master Plan Development projects of Bandar Seri Begawan, which is under the Regeneration of Eco Corridor River Banks Project.

Among the objectives of the Eco Corridor are to mitigate flooding in Sungai Kedayan catchment areas; to improve connectivity and promote culture as well as a healthy lifestyle among the public; and to provide a platform for future economic development.

His Royal Highness was then ushered to the site for the Junjung Ziarah ceremony where His Majesty will meet and greet the people from the four districts.

The working visit reflects the concerns of His Royal Highness in ensuring that all events for the celebration will run smoothly and be remembered through the ages.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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