Brunei Darussalam

20 July 2019
The Brunei government is currently working to create a higher-yielding rice strain capable of producing 10 to 12 tons per hectare a season, which is part of its effort to increase rice production and reduce heavy reliance on rice imports. Last year, in collaboration with Indonesia's Biogene Plantation, the government introduced to local farmers a high-yielding strain "Sembada (188)" variant… Read more
2 July 2019
First commercial harvest of 15 tonnes of Japanese Arus muskmelon planted in Tungku have been exported regionally Superfish Growers have begun farming the world’s most expensive melon originating from Japan in greenhouses at the Agrotechnology Park in Kg Tungku. Siblings and founders of Superfish Eileen Lee Hui Shi and Lee Wei Sheng shared last week that they’ve exported their first… Read more
By Wardi Wasil30 November 2018
The Japanese joint venture company is aiming to grow and export 900 tonnes of spirulina annually. BRUNEI-MUARA – Leveraging on Brunei’s strategic location and sunshine, a new micro-algal manufacturing factory is slated to be operational by the second quarter of next year, promising to build the sultanate’s capacity in the biotech industry. The Japanese joint venture company… Read more
17 October 2018
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – More school children are becoming obese, said the Ministry of Health, which had observed the worrying trend through its regular health checks at schools nationwide. Data indicates that school children under the age of 13 years old are growing obese at the rate of one percent annually since 2011. Meanwhile, obesity rate among adolescents between ages 13 and 17… Read more
13 June 2018
The once-populous Brunei district of Kampong Ayer, a community of stilted homes and wooden walkways, is a shell of what it once was in its heyday as residents drift to the city. The low, largely single-story wooden buildings that make up much of the water village of Kampong Ayer cling to the southern bank of the Brunei River, opposite tower blocks, shopping malls, minarets and the Sultan’s… Read more
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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read more
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