September 18, 2014
September 18, 2014
|With Minister of Industry and Primary Sources|
Satake completed the new husking and rice milling plant ordered by Brunei Darussalam (hereinafter Brunei), holding the opening ceremony on August 20.
This project was established by the Brunei Government as a part of their rice self-sufficiency improvement plan. To decide on a supplier, they visited rice mills in China, Thailand and Japan. After the evaluation, they concluded that Japan’s rice mills are superior in overall quality, including safety and sanitation. In 2012, the decision was made to order the new plant from Satake.
The installation work began in November 2013, and the opening ceremony was held on August 20, 2014. Brunei’s Minister, a Director of Industry & Primary Resources, and a Counselor from the Embassy of Japan in Brunei attended the ceremony. Satake delivered the opening address and presentation, the minister cut the ribbon, and a factory tour and demonstrations were performed. The new plant is operated with the goal to improve production efficiency and quality.
In Brunei, further construction of larger scale rice milling plants are being considered to further promote the plan for rice self-efficiency improvement. Satake intends to continue cooperating and contributing to Brunei’s food program in many ways.
Note) From left, Yoshimasa Tomoyasu, General Manager of Asia Business Division (Satake), Kazuyuki Kihara, Senior Managing Director (Satake), Excellency Pehin Yahya, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Haja Aida, Director of Industry and Primary Resources, rightmost, Seisuke Shimizu, Counselor for Embassy of Japan in Brunei
|Cutting the Ribbon by Minister of Industry and Primary Resources||Starting the Operation by Minister of Industry and Primary Resources|
|Rice Milling Machines Installed in the Plant||Receiving Section|
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