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Sponsorship boosts coral conservation

A sponsorship signing ceremony between SC Tubular Solutions (B) Sdn Bhd (SCTSB) and Reef Check Brunei for Coral Restoration Project was held at the SCTSB Headquarters on March 4.

Signing on behalf of Reef Check Brunei was its Chairman Frederick Chong and for SCTSB, it was General Manager Philip Grant.

With the signing, SCTSB is sponsoring BND8,175 for diving activities, raw material and equipment required to support coral reef nurseries and data surveys and monitoring of the existing coral nurseries.

Reef Check Brunei is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of ocean reef ecosystem in Brunei. They aim to use the cost effective methods with locally-sourced raw materials to fabricate coral frames.

As of October 2023, 500 of the planned 806 corals have been planted, as well as 25 frames deployed and one nursery. Meanwhile, coral restoration sites have been expanded to two sites at Pelong Rocks.

Reef Check Brunei Chairman Frederick Chong and SCTSB General Manager Philip Grant with the mock cheque. PHOTO: SCTSB