Local rice varieties now sold in Temburong

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TEMBURONG residents would be able to buy local varieties of rice at Nadi Utama Mini Mart following its wholesale contract signing with the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood (DAA) yesterday.

The local types of rice include Laila, Pusu, Adan and Bario. One bag (10kg) of local rice costs $12.50.

In a press release from DAA, it was stated that Nadi Utama Mini Mart was selected for the sale of local rice in the district after meeting the conditions of the offer.

However, the department said the sale of local rice varieties at the contracted outlets would depend on the supply of rice stocked at the Wasan Rice Mill Centre.

Previously, the department signed agreements with other companies such as Soon Lee Megamart, Hua Ho Department Store and Giant TMC Sdn Bhd on the wholesale of local rice varieties.

Production of local rice varieties increase from 1,480 tonnes in 2011 to 1,756 tonnes last year.

Representing DAA at the signing was its acting director, Hjh Khartini Hj Musa, while Hj Osman Ahad, manager of Nadi Utama Mini Mart signed on his company’s behalf.

Present as guest of honour at the signing ceremony at the DAA headquarters was Hj Saidin Salleh, acting deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

The Brunei Times