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The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism has launched the first Brunei Gastronomy Week in Kuala Belait in its effort to promote the local cuisine to a higher standard and to encourage the youth to take a keen interest in the area of culinary.

The event was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism who also handed over the certificate of participation to two representatives of participating agencies from Kuala Belait namely Keoja Hotel and V Plaza Hotel. The event aimed to create awareness to the Belait Community on Bruneian Cuisine, to encourage more hotels and restaurants to serve Bruneian cuisine in a more sophisticated way, to further improve on taste and presentation as well as to provide a unique Bruneian experience to visitors within or outside Brunei. A total of 15 participating hotels and restaurants will be promoting their signature dishes. Cuisines served during the Gastronomy Week will also take part in a rating programme and winners will be announced at the Tourism Industry Award Ceremony which will be held in April.