(L-R) Members of Berakas Power Company Sdn Bhd (BPC), Al-Fayyadh Management Sdn Bhd and In-Country Value (ICV) Division at the Ministry of Energy at the signing ceremony.

Berakas Power Company Sdn Bhd (BPC) announces its first i-Usahawan contract award to Al-Fayyadh Management Sdn Bhd following a contract signing ceremony at BPC Headquarters in Terunjing, Berakas on 8th December 2020.

BPC’s Chief Executive Officer Stephen Turner signed on behalf of BPC while Al-Fayyadh Management Sdn Bhd was represented by its Director Zainatul Yusrin bin Haji Omar. Al-Fayyadh Management Sdn Bhd will provide cleaning services to BPC’s facilities in various phases for three years. This contract will provide employment for seven local cleaners once all the phases are reached.

Stephen Turner said that BPC, as a government linked company (GLC), is delighted to participate in the i-Usahawan programme and it is especially rewarding to be directly involved in the creation of a new Brunei company with local employees. BPC looks forward to working with and supporting Al-Fayyadh Management Sdn Bhd in their new business venture.

“Alhamdulillah, Al-Fayyadh Management would like to express our gratitude to the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the Ministry of Energy for the i-Usahawan programme which enables us, a new start-up, to participate in our first contract with BPC. We look forward to providing quality services and will strive to maintain a good and healthy relationship with BPC,” said Zainatul Yusrin bin Haji Omar. “This contract is the first of many to come as we will look to grow the company, provide more job opportunities for our youth and be a successful, locally owned, premium service provider in the future, In sha Allah.”

Berakas Power Company Sdn Bhd (BPC) Chief Executive Officer Stephen Turner and Al-Fayyadh Management Sdn Bhd Director Zainatul Yusrin bin Haji Omar during the signing ceremony.

The i-Usahawan programme is an initiative introduced by the Ministry of Energy to provide business opportunities for aspiring Bruneian Malay youth entrepreneurs to competitively participate in low risk (ring-fenced) contracts or tenders with companies in the oil and gas industry, non-oil and gas industry, as well as the GLCs or statutory bodies and the government sectors.

The i-Usahawan programme was launched by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on 1st August 2018 in conjunction with the 13th National Youth Day 2018 celebration to support the nation’s efforts towards fulfilling the Brunei Vision 2035 (Wawasan Brunei 2035) goals of enhancing the economy and developing local capability by providing better infrastructure and guidance for the youth entrepreneurs to succeed.

Through the i-Usahawan programme, the participating youth entrepreneurs would undergo SME Training offered by Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) such as the Micro Bootcamp and Start-Up Bootcamp, among others prior to participating in the tenders. Youth entrepreneurs will be able to develop and enhance their entrepreneurial skills through continuous mentorship from contract owners throughout their business contract.

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