| Wani Roslan |
THE Brunei-Muara District Office yesterday conducted a cleaning campaign at the Jerudong market and the nearby beach with the assistance of the Public Works Department, Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation, Municipal Department, Royal Brunei Police Force and the Mukim Sengkurong Consultative Council.
Led by Awang Muhammad Sunadi bin Haji Buntar, Acting Brunei-Muara District Officer, the campaign was aimed at raising awareness on the need to maintain the cleanliness of our surroundings, which is a major challenge that needs to be tackled by the government as well as the public.
The campaign was also aimed at upholding Brunei’s Vision 2035 and green image initiative to ensure Brunei’s environment is well-protected. A national committee has been formed to help in this regard.
The campaign is being conducted to also raise awareness among the public that they help to ensure that the environment is clean as Brunei develops.
The Brunei-Muara District Office has called on traders and fishermen who have abandoned their boats and trailers in the vicinity to ensure their removal. Failing to do so will lead to the district office removing them under the Minor Offences Act, Chapter 12, which makes it an offence to store or dispose of any item in a public place.
If found guilty, the individual or company will face a compound fine of $100 to $500 for the first convicted offence. Subsequent offences bring a $1,000 fine or imprisonment not exceeding three months.