A contract-signing ceremony under the i-Usahawan Programme was held yesterday, between the Department of Electrical Services (DES) at the Ministry of Energy and HANR Enterprise.
Under the contract, the local youth company will provide DES with three years of housekeeping services.
Held at the Bahirah Building, the guest of honour was Permanent Secretary (Energy) at the Ministry of Energy Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya.
Also in attendance were Acting Director of Information Mawardi bin Haji Mohammad, and Acting Director of Electrical Services Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah.
In his remarks, the Acting Director of Electrical Services said, “The signing of the i-Usahawan contract is the first awarded to a local youth entrepreneur by the Government, through the Department of Electrical Services.
“The i-Usahawan Programme is a Youth Entrepreneurship Development initiative of the Ministry of Energy, to support local youth entrepreneurs to start, own and grow their own businesses and secure their first contracts with the government, government-linked companies (GLCs) or statutory bodies.
“The programme was launched on August 1, 2018, in conjunction with the 13th National Youth Day event.
“Since its inception, the project has successfully identified 63 contracts to be awarded under the i-Usahawan Programme, with 12 already being awarded.”
Signing on behalf of DES were Abdul Aziz and DES Head of Planning and Corporate Services Khadzijjah binti Abdul Latiff, while Managing Director of HANR Enterprise Hairulalimin bin Ramli and Roslin bin Ramli from HANR’s Administration represented the company.
Hairulamin told the Bulletin, “Since our company’s establishment in 2013, we have participated in the offering of tenders, but we couldn’t compete with the more established companies.
“The i-Usahawan Programme is very important in the opening of new opportunities for new local companies, as opposed to competing with bigger companies. I would like to thank DES and the Brunei Government for giving us this contract and the opportunity to prove ourselves.”