Towards ensuring the distribution of the personal gift of dates from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam runs smoothly, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah as the coordinator is committed to the logistics and transportation of the dates.

The delivery process of the one hundred and 26 metric tonnes of His Majesty’s personal gift of dates was by sea. The Safawy dates arrived at Muara Port on the 7th of April in eight chilled containers to ensure its freshness. The shipping of the dates from Saudi Arabia took 23 days while the off-loading process was handled by professionals using special equipment.

The arrival of the dates containers at Muara Port was closely monitored by officers of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah with the help of related government agencies. Aside from ensuring that the delivery is correct, the condition of the dates were also taken into account. The speacially ordered dates from Al Madina Dates Company, Saudi Arabia is nutritious and enriched with protein, sugar, fibre vitamins ‘A’ and ‘C’ as well as minerals. Yayasan hopes that distribution of the dates will be carried out according to the stipulated distribution procedures.

His Majesty’s personal gift of dates will be distributed to the Muslim citizens and residents nationwide, including in the rural areas, regardless of age. The distribution of His Majesty’s personal gift of dates which has long been carried out is clearly a physical expression of the monarch’s love and care for the welfare of his subjects.

Source: Radio Television Brunei