| Wani Roslan |
THE Brunei-Muara District Office yesterday met with Jerudong Beach Market traders to discuss issues pertaining to the cleanliness of the market and the nearby beach, in the run-up to a cleaning campaign scheduled to be held in the vicinity on November 9
Held at the Mukim Sengkurong Community Hall, the meeting aimed to raise awareness on the need to maintain the cleanliness of our surroundings.
Acting Brunei-Muara District Officer Mohammad Sunadi bin Haji Buntar highlighted some of the problems identified, among them being the issue of used/damaged boats/trailers left near the market or the beach, damaged fishing equipment and trash left behind, and irregular placement of boats.
These matters were discussed with the traders in hope of finding a solution to the problem, and at the same time, traders’ feedback in other respects were sought.
The Brunei-Muara District Office informed traders and fishermen who have abandoned their boats/trailers in the vicinity to ensure their removal before the cleaning campaign this Sunday.
Failing to do so, the Brunei-Muara District Office will remove the boats/trailers, which is consistent with the Minor Offences Act, Chapter 12, which states that storing or disposing any item in a public place is an offence.
If found guilty, the individual/company will face a compound fine of $100 to $500 for the first convicted offence. The subsequent offence brings a $1,000 fine or imprisonment not exceeding three months.
For further enquiries, the public can contact the Public Relations Office of the Brunei-Muara District Office at 2380928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org