Korean businessmen to talk solar with Brunei counterparts

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A GROUP of Korean businessmen are expected to visit Brunei Darussalam sometime this year to promote further development and explore potential cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture and fisheries, said its country’s ambassador yesterday.

“I invited some Korean businessmen from solar energy companies to introduce the idea of using solar energy here,” said Cho Won Myung in his office when receiving two Bruneian students who were recently awarded the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS).

He said Korea has been benefiting from solar energy as a source of power that can protect and preserve the environment, which is similar with Brunei’s effort to maintain its forest cover of more than 70 per cent of the land area.

In addition to that, Korea is keen to share its experiences and best practices to develop strawberry farms in Brunei.

“We want to further develop agricultural cooperation by introducing the Korean technology to grow strawberry in the farms,” he said.

He also touched on the progress of construction of the new South Korean chancery and ambassador’s residence in Jalan Kebangsaan.

The envoy said that the embassy is scheduled to move from Kg Sg Hanching Baru in Jalan Muara to the diplomatic enclave in Jalan Kebangsaan in December.

“Both embassy and ambassador’s residence will be completed in December,” he said, adding that the new compounds will provide easy access to the people to come to both facilities due to their strategic locations. These two compounds are being built at separate locations but still within the diplomatic enclave.

It was previously reported that the two-story chancery and the residence occupy approximately 4,250 and 6,070 square metre sites and will have a gross floor area of 1,370 and 710 square metre, respectively.

To mark the completion of the new compounds, the embassy will organise a Korean Festival in October, he said.

During the event, various products such as cars, electronics, home appliances as well as culture show, movies and Korean culinary will be showcased.

This will followed by a musical performance from South Korea in November.

The Brunei Times