Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Name that rice

Name new hybrid padi variety

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
THE Department of Agriculture and Agrifood is organising a rice-naming competition for a new hybrid rice variety which will soon be produced and promoted on a large scale in Brunei Darussalam.

The competition is open to all citizens and permanent residents of Brunei with no charge of registration, said the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources in a statement.

The proposed name must portray an image of Brunei and reflect sustainable development of the rice industry of the Sultanate. It must be original and has not been used for other rice varieties, said the ministry.

The proposed name for the new hybrid rice should preferably consist of not more than two words and each word must contain not more than six letters.

In the event, no suitable name can be chosen from the entries, the Department of Agriculture andAgrifood reserves the right to choose a name from its own list.

The closing date for submission of entries is Thursday, September 15, 2011. The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Entry forms are available at the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood headquarters. Online forms can also be obtained from the department's website www.agriculture.gov.bn.

Completed forms must be submitted to the designated box at the reception area of the department's headquarters during office hours.

Participants outside the Brunei-Muara district can also submit their entries by post to Rice Team Secretariat (Competition), Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Lapangan Terbang Lama, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan BB3510.

Entry forms can also be submitted through e-mails to agriculture.agrifood@gmail.com.

Interested individuals should register their names with the Department of Agriculture and AgrifoodHeadquarters at the Old Airport Road in Berakas during office hours. Only one submission from each applicant will be accepted for the competition, and all submitted entries will become the property of the department.

The competition is not open for officers and staff of the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources. The organiser reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not follow the rules and regulations of the competition.

For more information, contact the department at 2683489.

The Brunei Times

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