Brunei-China joint venture plants trees to protect local environment; No Covid-19 cases for 16 days

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov 7 (Xinhua): Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between China and Brunei, will continue its reforestation project to help with the protection of Brunei's natural environment, Chen Liancai, chief executive officer of Hengyi Industries has announced

"We would like to do our part in contributing to the local environment by carrying out this tree planting project," said Chen.

Hengyi Industries is a joint venture between China's Zhejiang Hengyi Group and Damai Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary under Brunei government's Strategic Development Capital Fund, with the two owning 70 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.

According to Chen, during a tree-planting event held recently, 500 trees were planted across 0.5 hectares of land.

"May the trees we plant serve as a reminder of our commitment towards a sustainable future and to inspire everyone to protect and preserve the environment," he said.

Meanwhile, Brunei reported no new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday (Nov 7) with the national tally of cases standing at 148.

It marked the 16th consecutive day without new cases since Oct 22, when the country recorded an imported case from Kuala Lumpur.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, no more recoveries were recorded, maintaining the total number of recovered cases at 144. There is still one active case being treated at the National Isolation Centre.

Meanwhile, currently there are 323 individuals who are undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the government, who have arrived in the country after traveling abroad. There have been three deaths that resulted from the virus in Brunei. - Xinhua
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