‘Visit to Labulicious’ crowned winner

James Kon

Kampong Merimbun and Kampong Kuala Ungar Village Consultative Councils emerged as winners of the Tutong District’s Village Consultative Councils Youth 3K (K3K) Programme with 81.2 points for their unique economic project ‘Visit to Labulicious’.

Guest of honour, Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, presented the prizes at the Tutong District Civic Centre yesterday.

The project was developed by the Suburban Agricultural Development Farm (KPLB) of Kampong Merimbun to provide opportunities for the community to sell handicrafts and agricultural products.

Acting Village Head for Kampong Merimbun and Kampong Kuala Ungar Sani bin Nangkat said, “I feel blessed after winning the Tutong District Village Consultative Councils Youth 3K Programme.

“This is the first time village youth joined the competition. We hope they will continue to participate in future programmes. We gathered ideas from them and selected the Labulicious project for the K3K programme.”

The name Labulicious, he said, “Is suitable with the place because there is a farm that grows fruits and vegetables including pumpkin. The produce were made into unique and healthy products. I also hope to continue the project for visitors in the future. Last year, 500 people visited Labulicious.”

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presents prizes to Kampong Merimbun and Kampong Kuala Ungar Village Consultative Councils and Village Consultative Council of Kampong Kiudang and Pad Nunok. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

The minister with Kampong Penabai and Kuala Tutong Village Consultative Council

Project participants were Jee Kwuit Foung, Masuni Ma’sum bin Janalu, Merry Susilawani binti Sani and Nurfashihah Amirah binti Abdullah Chua.

Meanwhile, Village Consultative Council of Kampong Kiudang and Pad Nunok were in second place with a score of 73 points for their natural environment tour package project.

In third place was Kampong Penabai and Kuala Tutong Village Consultative Council who received 71.4 points for their economic project Penabai Funtastic Challenge.

Kampong Panchor and Kampong Penanjong Village Consultative Council’s Tambang.bn project placed fourth with 70.4 points, while fifth place went to Kampong Sengkarai Village Consultative Council for their village community Sambal product project with 69.6 points.

The creative and innovation award project went to project Tambang.bn from Kampong Panchor and Kampong Penanjong Village Consultative Council.

The Tutong District Village Consultative Councils K3K Programme is jointly organised by the Tutong District Office and Tutong District Development and Creative Body with cooperation of Mukim and Village Consultative Councils of Tutong District as a follow up of the Village Consultative Council Youth Convention 2020 last February.

Five teams comprising 17 youth from the Tutong District Village Consultative Councils undergo the implementation of a project through the programme. The youth were given four months to complete the project.

The K3K is a platform for youth to become the driving force of village consultative council activities that cultivate leadership, community and entrepreneurship (3K).

Legislative Council members, permanent secretary and deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) as well as senior officials and penghulus and village heads of the Tutong Districts were also present.