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Rice produced by students launched (2020)


Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd (BSP) In-Country Value Manager and Chairperson of LiveWIRE Brunei Hajah Rosita binti Haji Hassan and IBTE Chief Executive Officer Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli in a group photo. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

BY Wani Roslan

Agrobiz’s Sembada 188 Rice was launched at the YES Centre of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Business centre on Wednesday.

The Sembada 188 Rice was produced by 10 students of the first cohort of IBTE Agro-Technology Campus (ATC). The students experienced advanced technologies of rice farming, farm management, several high-tech technologies in the fields of cultivation, preservation and production, including the use of drones, water-drilling techniques, introduction of paddy-drying methods and the processing of rice including automatic base packing.

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COVID-19 Brunei: Brunei marks 62 days without new COVID-19 cases (as of 08.07.2020)



BY James Kon

Brunei Darussalam on Wednesday marked 62 days without new COVID-19 cases, keeping the national tally at 141.

Information on the latest situation of COVID-19 in the country was shared by the Ministry of Health in a statement on Wednesday.

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COVID-19 Brunei: Three businesses fined for violating restrictions (2020)

BY Izah Azahari

The Ministry of Health (MoH) through its Health Enforcement Unit carried out a number of Ops Merati from June 30 to July 6, at several business premises within the Brunei-Muara District.

It included several restaurants and salons at Berakas, Gadong, Telanai, Rimba and Bandar Seri Begawan with the participation of health enforcement officers from the Health Enforcement Unit.

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Fifteen students enrol in agrotechnology programme (2020)



During the signing ceremony. PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD


BY Rokiah Mahmud

An induction for the second batch of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) agro-technology students was held at the multi-purpose hall of IBTE Agro-Technology Campus in Kampong Wasan on Tuesday. It was held with support from LiveWIRE AgroBIZ and initiated by Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd (BSP).

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Students given chance to become engineers (2020)


The students who completed the BriTE course. PHOTO: KEMUDA INSTITUTE



Eleven students completed the 14-week Bridging for Tomorrow’s Engineers (BriTE) course.

The course is a programme between Kemuda Institute and Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB). BriTe is open to applicants who meet UTB’s minimum entry requirement but fell short of points for admission to specific engineering undergraduate programmes.

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