Agricultural development played a major role in Thailand's economy. The total GDP of Thailand in 2016 was recorded at 407 point 1 billion, of which 6.3% is the GDP from the agriculture sector, including the fisheries sector. As Thailand is one of the top ten and major rice producing nations in the world, Brunei Darussalam could establish deeper and broader cooperation with Thailand in that area. The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism highlighted the matters during the Lectures on Agriculture by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand and his delegates. The event was held yesterday morning at the IBTE Agro-Technology Campus in Wasan.

Pengiran Haji Kamalrudzaman bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Ishak highlighted that increasing the output of Brunei Darussalam's agriculture sector is very important, for the diversification and growth of economy.

Meanwhile, His Excellency Doctor Wiwat Salyakamthorn, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand and several experts from Thailand shared on Land management for agricultural area, management and acid sulphate soil management as well as irrigation.

Source: Radio Television Brunei