Crown Prince takes closer look at Tutong projects
Khal Baharulalam

IN A move to ensure the steady progress of projects under the 10th National Development Plan (RKN 10), His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, yesterday conducted a working visit to a number of project sites under the RKN 10 in the Tutong District.

With a full-day schedule, His Royal Highness first took a closer look at the $138 million project, Telisai-Lumut Highway Link which began construction in February 2010. His Royal Highness was accompanied by the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong.

His Royal Highness then went to the Aquaculture Development and Investigation Centre project site in Kampong Telisai, accompanied by Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yahya bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources.

After a briefing on the functions of the centre, His Royal Highness continued the working visit to another site under the Fisheries Department – the Industrial Fish Farming Project. After touring the 40-hectare fish farm, His Royal Highness visited the Tutong Sixth Form Centre (PTE Tutong) in Kg Bukit Beruang.

Despite the gloomy weather, His Royal Highness continued the visit to the Fire and Rescue Department project site, which is also located in Bukit Beruang before moving to observe the Phase 5 progress of the Bukit Beruang National Housing Scheme, a project which started on January 4, 2012.

Next, His Royal Highness visited the Shrimp Farming Industrial project site based in Kampong Penyatang. With 200 hectares of land allocated exclusively for this project, Golden Corporation Sdn Bhd has been entrusted with the production of 2,940 metric tons of shrimps by the year 2017.

At noon, His Royal Highness moved to the Tutong Community Hall for a luncheon and Zohor prayer before resuming the tour at the ‘Stabilisation of Sungai Tutong Estuary Phase 3’ project and the Sungai Tutong Flood Management Scheme in Bukit Barun.

His Royal Highness concluded the working visit by observing the “Water Treatment Plant, Raw Water Station, Water Storage Tank and Water Pump” and the “Supply and Installation of Sheathing Membrane Technology” at the Bukit Barun Water Plant. - Borneo Bulletin (25 May 2014)