New water source for Sengkuang paddy plantation

Rokiah Mahmud

The Underground Water Well Project at Lot Sengkuang Agricultural Development Area (KKP) is expected to be capable of drawing 12-metre cubed of water, equating 12,000 litres daily. The project carried out in three phases is aimed at providing irrigation to the nearby paddy plantation. The water can be stored in tanks for use during the dry season.

The project carried out by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) through the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood with the collaboration of Preston Geocem (B), is one of the first of its kind aimed at providing water supply to Brunei’s paddy plantations.

The project can facilitate the use of high-yield paddy variety for production twice a year. The construction started on June 2 this year was completed on September 14.

The 300 hectares KKP Lot Sengkuang paddy plantation is one of the major paddy plantation fields in Brunei.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong visits the Underground Water Well Project. PHOTO: MPRT