Ministers visit Hengyi’s refinery plant site
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THREE ministers visited Hengyi’s refinery and petrochemical plant site at a 260 hectare multi-billion dollar development site in Pulau Muara Besar yesterday.
Second Minister of Finance Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Rahman Hj Ibrahim, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng and Minister of Energy Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin Hj Umar conducted a working visit, a press statement from Hengyi said.
It added that the refinery and petrochemical plant site - one of the largest in the region - was worth more than USD$4 billion.
Hengyi is currently focusing on dredging, backfilling and reclamation activities in and around the island in preparation for the construction phase, with completion expected to produce eight million tonnes of by-products per year including aromatics, gasoline and diesel.
The project, a partnership between Damai Holdings Limited and Hengyi, is expected to support about 800 jobs.
Hengyi said most of the local workforce have been trained through the Energy Industry Competency Framework (EICF) to perform their jobs.
Also present during the visit was the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Paduka Hj Ali Apong, who is also chairman of Brunei Economic Development Board, along with permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries from the three ministries.
The Brunei Times