Meanwhile, appointed members representing the four districts in their adjournment speeches expressed their full support towards the country's budget focus and theme for the Financial Year 2017-2018. Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, in his speech touched on human capital and capacity building which he believes the country will not be able to progress forwards without strong self-esteem values.
The people must be ready and open-minded to make changes specifically mindset migration. Yang Berhormat Awang Naim bin Haji Kamis supported the free trade zone as a investment booster in the country as well as the enhancement of Government Linked Companies' performance value including companies created through joint-ventures with foreign investors to contribute to the nation's economic growth.
Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Tahamit bin Haji Nudin said that foreign investments have shown good returns to the national economy and reduced unemployment. This is also true with the establishment of the SME Bank which will facilitate the people's involvement in business. Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Mohimin bin Haji Johari @ Jahari stressed that the country should focus on education and skills courses for the people to fulfil the planned vision requirements, by creating manpower skills to meet current demand and supply.
Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Mohamed bin Pengiran Haji Osman@Othman said the people at all levels should be attentive to the country's situation and understand the actual situation and support the government's continuous efforts to ensure comfort, peace and harmony as well as protection of the people's interests. Yang berhormat Awang Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin in his speech believes that the allocations approved in the meeting will allow the ministries and departments to carry out be prepared their duties and responsibilities.
Yang Berhormat Awang Hanapi bin Mohd Siput spoke about the desire of the citizens and residents especially in Zone 2 area in the Belait District who truly requires attention especially in the aspect of progress, comfort and development. Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong emphasised that as in other countries, one of the effective ways of gaining employment opportunities is by channelling more locals to actively venture in the business and entrepreneurial sector.
Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit placed importance on carrying out transformation programmes on national tourism and Visit Brunei Year Calendar by promoting places of interest in every district. Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Emran bin Haji Sabtu in his adjournment speech said efforts to highlight the Temburong District as a tourism centre, famed for its diverse culture and arts as well as its own identity, should be made not only on a seasonal basis but continuously throughout the year.