Make use of hi-tech farming, says Brunei minister

ASEAN+ March 10, 2018 20:06

By Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Farmers and entrepreneurs alike are encouraged to constantly innovate in managing farm and company operations.

In line with the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism’s (MPRT) Strategic Goals and Key Areas of the Main Resources of the ministry such as Productivity Improvement for Modern Technology and Modernisation in broadening activities in all farming, fishing, and animal husbandry activities.

This was highlighted by the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism YB Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Haji Apong at the 14th Legislative Council session on Thursday, responding to a query by YB Iswandy bin Ahmad on integrating technology physically, digitally and biologically, and on policies to adapt such changes to stir economic growth in the near future.

In adapting these changes, the country encourages the needs for technological applications towards expanding key resource sectors and the tourism sector.

The appropriate technology adaptation approaches include the application of LED, vertical farming, green house, fertigation and hydroponics, and agricultural industries in farming.

The minister said others include closed house system and multi-level houses in broiler industry as well as multi-storey tanks for the maintenance of fish and shrimps. For financial transaction management, the adaptation of the e-payment system is an initiative already implemented under the Brunei Darussalam National Single Window (BDNSW) system and similar to other systems that facilitate the users.

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