Brunei's Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) at the Prime Minister's Office has extended the 65-day-long national sales promotion, Brunei Salebration 2017 for a period of three weeks from February 1 to February 21, 2018.
The much-awaited event where Bruneians can not only make deals but also contribute to nation building by supporting the local economy commenced on November 28, 2017 and was to run until January 31, 2018 as per the original schedule.
The move to extend the period is aimed to help businesses that participated in Brunei Salebration 2017 to hold a cheap sale price event in conjunction with the Chinese New Year 2018.
This will enable business participants to continue their cheap sale activities at ease without having to conform to the 14-day gap between the two planned cheap sale price activities.
Brunei Salebration 2017 participants who intend to hold a promotion sale price event in conjunction with the Chinese New Year 2018 are required to notify JPKE for the preparation of the Extension Notification Form which will need to be clearly displayed at a visible spot in the business premises, the department said.
JPKE also urged participating businesses to use the event as a platform to support the government's efforts to promote Brunei as a shopping destination and contribute towards increasing local consumption and boosting business activities in the country.
More than 400 businesses registered to participate in Brunei Salebration 2017.
(Xinhua News Agency January 4, 2018)