Gunung Mutiara Agrotech in Temburong District was launched by Politeknik Brunei (PB) School of Business (SBS) on 12 February 2020.
Gunung Mutiara Agrotech is a chicken farming enterprise created recently by PB student Muhammad Danial Radhi bin Kenaddy as his business project at SBS.
Guest of honour Assistant Temburong District Officer Abdul Ghani bin Haji Othman was received by Director of PB Denis Ho Mun Tai, and heads of departments, SBS lecturers and students.
Owner of Gunung Mutiara Agrotech Muhammad Danial Radhi delivered the opening remark. The speech was followed by the viewing of the farm and a demonstration of slaughtering chicken according to the Islamic way.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by Imam of Kampong Selangan Mosque in Temburong District.
Muhammad Danial is a final year student taking the Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies (Entrepreneurship) in PB. The three-year diploma programme covers the fundamentals of business and management with a focus on entrepreneurship.
The final year programme requires students to prepare and develop their own business ideas, plans and proposals, with the ultimate aim of carrying out their ideas.
This starts with a three-month internship placement with a small or medium-sized local business where students learn directly from the owner.
Students attend a series of workshops and develop their own business ideas.
In the final semester, students would develop their ideas further and start operating their businesses, if feasible.
Starting with just a few hundred birds, production has now increased to 1,500 birds with plans to expand.
Gunung Mutiara Agrotech focusses on producing quality poultry using more natural free range methods and aims to minimise the use of medication and chemicals in the rearing of the chickens.
Their vision is to raise awareness of the over-use of chemicals in poultry farming and to produce naturally healthier birds.