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Frozen fish export to China hit US$1m last year

BRUNEI - Brunei Darussalam exported frozen fish worth US$ 1 million to China in the year 2006.

According to an official in the Economic and Commercial section of the Chinese Embassy based in Brunei, "This is a very positive cooperation between the two countries. With an advance aquaculture industry that exports to countries like Japan and a huge domestic market, China still depends on imports. The sultanate is exporting its aquaculture products in a big way."

Recently, China's Ministry of Commerce had sponsored a two-member delegation from Brunei's Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) to attend a sponsored training course on Technical Training Course on Aquaculture for the Asia-Pacific Region in that country recently.

"This interaction is first of its kind, and already 40 delegates from other countries are attending the training course," said the official, adding that the training will cover topics on the basics of aquaculture, advanced and technical practical of the industry, and management theories of China's Aquaculture System.

Aside from offering aquaculture training, other training in the field of education and tourism are expected to be introduced by the Ministry of Commerce, said the embassy official. An officer from the Fishery Department said that the twoofficers were selected based on their backgrounds best suited to the training programme offered.They left for China on Monday (23rd of April) for training sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce are expected to return after two months.

Source: The Brunei Times

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