Brunei Darussalam

8 March 2018
Aiming to better achieve self-sufficiency of rice, Brunei has targeted to increase paddy production from 2,000 tonnes in 2015 to 7,700 tonnes by 2020. "We will achieve self-sufficiency in rice production from 6 percent in 2015 to 20 percent by 2020," Haji Ali, Brunei's Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, was quoted as saying by local daily the Borneo Bulletin on Wednesday. In his speech at the 14th Legislative Council (LegCo) meeting, the minister said the new target was set to respond… Read more
A strain of paddy capable of producing 12 metric tonnes per hectare per season to fulfill up to 30 percent of national rice self-sufficiency is currently being reviewed by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT). In his vote of thanks, this afternoon at the Legislative Council session, YB Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Hj Apong said that this new hybrid variant is currently still under research, and if successful, the ministry will distribute it to local farmers. “Our biggest… Read more
14 January 2018
BRUNEI Darussalam is mulling to export chicken to Japan and Korea, said the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong. “The ministry is opening up opportunities to new local farmers and foreign investors interested in poultry farming in the country not only for local consumption but also exporting. We are looking to export to Japan and Korea and discussions are ongoing with relevant agencies in this regard,” the minister told the Sunday… Read more
21 September 2017
CULTURAL masters from the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia the Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have gathered for a five-day festival to showcase their rich heritage and foster greater friendship and harmony among the region’s diverse peoples. Hundreds of artists and performers are turning out for the inaugural Budayaw 2017 – the BIMP-EAGA Festival on Culture and Arts, which kicked off on Wednesday in the city of General Santos on the southern Philippine island… Read more
1 April 2017
The Government Food Laboratories in Brunei Darussalam will be consolidated under Laboratory Services, the Ministry of Health (MoH) commencing today, according to a press release. The laboratories are as follows: The Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office – Halal Science Centre and Meteorology, Global Halal Industry Development Division – Halal Science Laboratory and Standard Measurement Laboratory; The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism – Agrifood… Read more
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20 April 2017
Following a number of productive meetings with Brunei Government officials, a high-level Russian company, led by Viktor Tarusin, the President of the Odintsovo Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, is looking forward to establishing practical cooperation and partnership with local companies to help boost Brunei’s food security and exploration of oil and gas. Also among the visiting Russian delegation are Ruslan Tokaev, the CEO of LLC NIPT; Rustam Kazakov, the Strategic Development… Read more
14 February 2017
In a boost for Singapore's food security, local company Apollo Aquaculture Group will be setting up a high-tech farm in Brunei in a joint venture. Mr Eric Ng, 44, group chief executive officer of Apollo Aquaculture Group, said the vertical fish-farming system will be remotely controlled and monitored from Apollo Aqua- culture's farm in Singapore. With underwater sensors to measure parameters like temperature and salinity, the need for manpower is reduced and workers can respond to… Read more