| Azlan Othman |
HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam visited Ideal Multifeed Farm Sdn Bhd (IMF) in Kampong Bengkurong Masin yesterday as part of side activities to his officiating of the harvesting ceremony for the Sembada 188 hybrid paddy at the Wasan Agricultural Development Area in Mukim Pengkalan Batu.
His Majesty was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen.
The 89-hectare site is used for broiler and layer poultry farming, employing both chicken coop and conventional systems for production.
There is also a slaughterhouse near to the farm, which began operations in 1975.
As of last year, some 1,921,729 chickens and 38,883,649 chicken eggs were produced by the farm.
Presently 66 foreign workers are employed at three areas of the site: the poultry farm, chicken eggs farm, and the poultry slaughtering house.
Upon arrival at the site, His Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses toured the viewing room of the slaughtering house and stopped by Ideal Multifeed Farm’s retail shop.
His Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses then viewed an exhibition and received a pesambah, before attending a santap (royal luncheon) and visiting the farm located nearby.
His Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses were earlier greeted upon arrival by Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah; Ideal Multifeed Farm Managing Director Haji Awang Ahmad Morshidi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Abdul Rahman; and other senior government officers.