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LNS Trading & Construction Sdn Bhd
MH had inked a Letter of Intent to establish JV with LNS Trading and Construction Sdn Bhd (LNS) to develop rice farming in Brunei Darussalam. LNS stated as a sub-contractor but expanded as a Class V with the Ministry of Development (MOD) as supplier and contractor in civil works, building construction, infrastructure including agricultural activities. It is through the latter works, LNS has gained enough experience and competency to help develop agricultural lands allocated to other farmers within the Brunei-Muara district. Soon after, LNS decided to diversify and embark on developing the 20-acre paddy field at Kg Junjungan, which MH has a deep interest and also field expertise.
20-acre Paddy Field at Kg Junjungan
In Jan 2019, under the tutelage of Brunei Shell LiveWire Project, Wasan IBTE and Ministry of Education, the 10-ha paddy site at the Wasan IBTE was given to LNS, MH's operating company, to manage and operate. Up to now, the project has successfully harvested 8.5 metric tonnes (MT) and 9.6MT per hectare in February and September 2020 respectively. These paddy yields of Sembada 188 and Titih breeds are well above the national average. The few factors contributed to the high-yield output includes natural measures, planting insect-repellent flowers from attacking the crops as well as the use of organic fertiliser and microbes to improve soil fertility.
The proven success has also prompted the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood (DAA) to request LNS to do paddy seed production in cages on agriculture gazetted land at Kg. Wasan.
Expanding from this initiative, BINA LNS Sdn Bhd, another company under MH, will venture into a new paddy seedling project to produce Titih Seeds, a high-yield paddy at Kampong Batong. These seeds will be planted nationwide to increase rice self-sufficiency. In March 2018, the company submitted a tender proposal to develop hybrid-rice (F1) seed in Brunei Darussalam at KKP Batong 1, Brunei-Muara District. Currently, the company is awaiting the letter of award from the DAA.
BINA L.N.S. Sdn Bhd
TRADITIONAL MEDICINE RESEARCH
Neptune Bio-Innovation (NBI) is an Australian R&D company that develops technology and innovation-driven locations for healthier food and consumer health products to improve health and well-being of customers. One such project proposed in Brunei Darussalam is in vitro propagation of medicinal plant - focusing on ginger for medicinal plant. MH will form a JV with NBI to move forward this project
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