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 yesterday morning presented terrace house keys to over 200 recipients under the Rataie National Housing Scheme in Temburong District. The function took place at Bangar Town Civic Centre Complex.

Upon arrival, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was welcomed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development; Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs; Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development; and Awang Abdul Ghani bin Haji Othman, Acting Temburong District Officer.

The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Awang Haji Jamil bin Haji Ghani, Head of Temburong District Religious Officer.

The Acting Temburong District Officer, representing the house key recipients, in a welcoming speech said that through His Majesty's leadership, citizens and residents in the country, specifically those who do not have their own land, can together enjoy the welfare and security through the national housing scheme that continues to grow along with the current developments.

His Majesty the presented the terrace house keys to 234 recipients under the Rataie National Housing Scheme. The house key presentation reflected His Majesty care towards the citizens and resident's well-being apart from further fostering solidarity among the country's society.

According to the Housing Development Department, over 28 thousand houses and land lots under the National Housing Scheme nationwide have been awarded to qualified recipients. Out of the figure, 635 are applicants from Temburong District.

The government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam through the Housing Development Department, continues to strive in implementing several housing programmes nationwide to increase housing revenue in meeting the needs and demands of the country's citizens. This is in line with the Monarch's aspiration and Wawasan Brunei 2035 towards further improving the citizens and residents' quality of life and ensure their well-being.

To seek blessings, the Doa Selamat was recited by Awang Haji Jamil bin Haji Ghani.

His Majesty's presence portrays the Monarch's continues care and attention towards the citizens and residents' comfort and well-being. This includes continuous housing provision under various housing schemes managed by the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Source: Radio Television Brunei