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Press Release: Department of Information / Photo: Azmah Haji Ahad, Mohd. Sahrizal Haji Said
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Wednesday, September 26. - Informed Community Programme (Program Masyarakat Bermaklumat (PMB)) for Kampung Labu Estate organised by the Department of Information through the Temburong District Information Branch continued with a visit to RZ Prisma Enterprise Estate, Kilanas Agriculture Development Area (KKP); Haji Mohd. Salleh Haji Ludin and Children and Sabli Food Industries (B).
A total of 23 participants consisted of retired villagers from services, small entrepreneurs and youths who were looking for job opportunities.
The entourage was led by Kampung Labu Estate Head, Awang Haji Sulaiman bin Haji Nasir.
The first activity of the second day of the programme was a visit to RZ Prisma Enterprise Company Farm located at KKP Kilanas. The company is working on a hydroponic farm crops such as vegetables and fruits.
During the visit the General Manager and owner of the company, Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Rahman bin Pengiran Seri Indera Pengiran Haji Ismail, gives briefing on the role and the type of crop and share experiences in working on the farm.
Participants visited to the Haji Mohd. Salleh bin Haji Ludin and Children Company, located at KKP Batumpu, Kampung Masin.
At this company, the participants listened to a briefing by the owner and entrepreneur of the company, namely Awang Haji Mohd. Salleh bin Haji Ludin, among others, describes the products of crops such as various types of vegetables, proper planting methods and the background of the company's development.
He shared his experience in farming since 2004, on a of two-hectare land that cost B$25,000 and now his company managed to produce quality products that are sold in local shops and supermarkets.
In the afternoon session, the participants had the opportunity to visit Sabli Food Industries (B) Sdn. Bhd., and listened to a briefing on the history and background of the establishment of the company, the branches of the manufacturing industry in some places, types of products and where the products are sold.
The briefing was given by Chief Marketing Officer, Awang Mohammad Yazid @ Mohammad Ramadhan bin Sabaraya and General Manager, Awang Jasmadi bin Jamudin.
According to Awang Jasmadi, some of the products produced such as canned food, cordial drinks, powder and spice products and sauces and paste are sold in local retail stores and supermarkets.
This Informed Community Programme is one of Department of Information programmes under the Face to Face Communication, which among other things aims to enhance knowledge and promote the development and efforts of the government, in improving the standard of living of the people, such as through briefings and visits, in the hope of establishing identity and encouraging the spirit of continuing to cooperate in supporting the country's aspirations.
Department of Information hopes that this programme will provide benefits, experience and inspiration to participants through briefings and visits that have been organised for two days.
This Informed Community Programme is held in every district in this country in stages, which focuses on the mukim and the villages.
The programme, which is aimed at reaching out to the public, is still relevant in today's modern times, as it is more 'personal' and more effective interaction and can provide good relationship between public and private civil servants.
In addition, it is intended to be one of the medium in response to the command of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, during the celebration of His Majesty's 72nd birthday in which he decreed that one of the steps towards economic growth is, by exploring the agricultural sector and the sector is very important for life, as it plays a major role in the construction of civilisation.
In addition to Face-to-Face Communication work, the Department of Information is also approaching the community with two other strategies, namely publishing materials and media relations, among which by introducing mobile apps 'InfoDeptBN' that can be downloaded via the Google Playstore app, for Android users and Apps Store for iOS users.
In disseminating current information, the department also featured posters and videos for the events of departments and ministries through the Informational Screen, housed in several public focus areas, such as government buildings and business premises .