AS PART of the Titian Amal project to commemorate Royal Brunei Armed Forces’ (RBAF) 53rd anniversary, a project was carried out at the Kampong Benutan Mosque in the Tutong District, comprising new facilities, namely a ritual cleansing facility for deceased Muslims and an upgrade to the present parking facilities. In addition, the mosque’s electrical system also underwent repair.
Titian Amal projects have been conducted by the Royal Brunei Land Force over the past 25 years. This year’s project varies from previous years as the focus was on a community facility that required additional amenities. Such projects are consistent with the role of the Royal Brunei Land Force in that the unit aims to conduct ‘heart and minds’ tasking while strengthening its rapport with the community at large.
In a ceremony held yesterday at the mosque, Commander of RBAF, Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, as the guest of honour, presented a certificate to signify the completion of the project to Acting Director of Mosque Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ustaz Haji Abd Rajid bin Haji Md Salleh.
Also present was Tutong District Officer, Awang Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali, members of the legislative council YB Orang Kaya Jaya Putera Dato Paduka Awang Haji Muhammad Taha bin Abdul Rauf, Penghulu Mukim Keriam, YB Awang Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit, Penghulu Mukim Telisai, senior officers from RBAF and Tutong District Office as well as residents of the village.
The project is also a means to assess and train the Royal Brunei Land Forces combat engineer squadron and assault pioneer platoons.
The project was completed at a cost of $10,000, and carried out entirely by the combat engineer squadron from the Support Battalion RBLF in collaboration with the assault pioneer platoon from 3rd battalion RBLF. It commenced on July 1 with the insertion of heavy equipment and vehicles into the project site.