The Story-Telling Competition for Islamic stories organised by the Language and Literature Bureau aimed to expose religious stories and examples in Islam nationwide. The finals was held yesterday morning at the National Archive building at Jalan Dewan Majlis. The competition is an annual project of the Language and Literature Bureau and organised by the Library Section. Muhammad Danial Adrianshah bin Abdul Muhaiminin from Selangan Primary School with the story entitled “Bilal bin Rabah” won the Malay Language category. Meanwhile, Ashville Ariel Petrus from Saint Andrews emerged champion of the English Language Category with a story entitled ‘The Emperor and The Seed’. Prizes were presented by Yang Berhormat (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Winners won 500 dollars cash, certificate and books published by the Language and Literature Bureau. Source: Radio Television Brunei

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) in Preah Sihanouk province has anticipated handling container traffic up to over 700,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and over 1 million TEUs in 2020 and 2023, respectively, thanks to the country's strong and rapid economic growth.

The above figures were shared by Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transports H.E. Sun Chanthol at a get-together with PAS' workers, held yesterday under the presidency of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth, on the occasion of the 133rd Anniversary of International Labour Day.

The senior minister continued that with this projection, port development has to be done on time, and comprehensive strategies such as reduction of costs related to LoLo (lift-on/lift-off) and logistics services, strengthening of port management and operation effectiveness, and other factors had to be carried out in order to enhance its regional and global competitiveness.

Cargo traffic at PAS, he pointed out, increased by 22.08 percent in 2018, compared to 2017's figure, with about US$72 million business income.

PAS has also supported trade and business facilitation in the country to foster its competitive advantage and speed of national economic diversification so as to ensure sustainable economic growth, underlined H.E. Sun Chanthol.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press