His Majesty's Government has implemented two new initiatives to increase the production and the percentage of self-sufficiency in rice production in the country. In a titah during the official opening of the 2018 Knowledge Convention, 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 says the two new initiatives are the planting of the High Yielding Hybrid Paddy Variety and the opening of the 500 hectares Kandol area in the Belait District for commercial paddy growing. To ensure the success of such large scale projects, His Majesty says the management of the paddy planting will be opened to companies, including Government-linked companies. Highlighting agriculture, the Monarch stresses there is no excuse for the country to delay in the agricultural arena.

Source: Radio Television Brunei