85 awarded employment opportunities

James Kon

Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd continues to support Brunei Darussalam’s aspirations to achieve Brunei Vision 2035 by generating direct and indirect employment opportunities through the Hengyi Pulau Muara Besar Phase II project.

A total of 85 students were awarded conditional employment offers under the chemical engineering and laboratory technology programmes at Politeknik Brunei (PB).

This was said by Hengyi Chief Executive Officer Chen Lian Cai during a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Hengyi and PB at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall of The Empire Brunei yesterday.

Under the MoU, PB and Hengyi have agreed to conduct seven programmes “that will provide technical competency for Hengyi’s petrochemical and refinery operations”.

Chen said, “The seven programmes have been tailored to fit the requirements for Hengyi’s Phase 1 and Phase 2 project. The students will complete a three-year Higher National Diploma programme consisting of two-year academic education and one-year of industrial placement. Upon completion, the students will be offered full-time employment at Hengyi Industries.

Hengyi Chief Executive Officer Chen Lian Cai delivering a speech. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
Chen Lian Cai presenting a conditional letter of offer to a student

“These programmes have already commenced whereas the remainer to begin this July. Thirty-five students under the chemical engineering programme will also be completing part of their academic year under the umbrella of instructors from Lanzhou Petrochemical Polytechnic.

The Hengyi Pulau Muara Besar Phase II project is geared towards supplying diversified products to meet domestic demands and exporting to the international market.

“As we gear up for the commencement of Phase 2, Hengyi Industries is collaborating with local stakeholders in identifying local talents to equip them with the skill sets, coaching and exposure to the experience that would be necessary to grow the company and add economic value by contributing to the development of a competent Bruneian workforce and future Bruneian leaders of the industry,” said Chen.

He also reiterated Hengyi Industries’ commitment towards the country’s ‘Bruneianisation’ drive and to comply with every regulatory as well as technical requirement to ensure that Hengyi’s plant and facilities’ construction and operations comply with local and international standards.