The public participated in the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) 20 Billion Steps The Final Countdown event to mark a good end to the year as families walked with their loved ones to help achieve the latest goal of the ever popular BN on the Move yesterday.
The event began at the headquarters of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD), Berakas with the countdown to 20 billion steps followed by a warm-up before the start of either a three-kilometre or 5.5-kilometre walk around Taman Riadah, Jalan Pusat Persidangan.
Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, 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, Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Muhammad Juanda bin Haji Abdul Rashid and Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha joined the event.
A lucky draw marked the end of the event, giving participants a chance to win prizes.
The 20 Billion Steps challenge began on October 1 and the Final Countdown event was organised to help the Sultanate achieve the goal before the end of the year. The event showed an impact as the ministry announced the target was reached at 7.20pm.
BN on the Move is an initiative organised by the MoH and EVYD Technology, as they link arms to secure one of the Brunei Vision 2035 goals of having a healthy population contributing to a high quality of life.
The first challenge, 1 Billion Steps Together, was launched on August 14 at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien.
Over 43,000 individuals joined the challenge and completed it in eight days, three hours and 41 minutes, a shorter time than the initial expectation of a month.