Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC) celebrated the success of BGC’s SME business partners at its main office yesterday in Kampong Jerudong.
Welcoming BGC’s counterparts from the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office were BGC Managing Director Captain Abdul Mateen Abdurrahman Liew and BGC Contracts and Procurement Manager Pengiran Dianawaty binti Pengiran Matzin.
Pengiran Dianawaty, in her opening remarks, commended the partnership between BGC and its small and medium enterprise (SME) business partner CYZ Solutions in supporting the in-country value (ICV) initiative for the production of BGC’s first made-in-Brunei boilersuits.
“As new Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) graduates are being hired and undergoing training on garment production from cutting, sewing, trimming to ironing and packing, the prerequisites should provide both local graduates and equally, CYZ Solutions, the experience not just to produce boilersuits but also to perform professional garment production services in the upcoming years,” she said.
BGC extended appreciation to CYZ Solutions for the dedication, commitment, and collaboration with BGC to realise the ICV aspiration. “This feat is a really proud moment for CYZ Solutions as a local business, as it demonstrates that Brunei is capable of producing quality products domestically, thereby spurring local development,” said Pengiran Dianawaty.
Following last year’s second cycle of the i-Usahawan programme, BGC announced that it has awarded two i-Usahawan business partners with a three-year contract – Eventive Enterprise for event management services, and Queazar Engineering and Construction for provision of cleaning services.
BGC hopes that the i-Usahawan programme will provide the steppingstone to support both business partners to be competitive industry service providers by the end of the programme, within their respective industries.
BGC views i-Usahawan as a programme that supports the Sultanate’s aspirations to develop more local youth entrepreneurs.
As such, BGC continues to play its part in the growth of the local SMEs, especially in creating opportunities for locals to start and grow their businesses.