Ghanim International Corporation (Ghanim) has launched the first cooking oil produced in Brunei under the bruneihalalfoods brand in collaboration with Western Foods and Packaging (WFP).
The vegetable oil has gone through extensive research and development to deliver exceptional frying results, marking a significant milestone for Ghanim with the addition of an essential commodity to the bruneihalalfoods portfolio that reflects the country’s effort in strengthening food security.
In his opening remarks, Chief Executive Officer of Ghanim Dr Nur Rahman said that the company has evolved and grown to be a key player in contributing to the national aspirations for food security, import substitution, and food exports.
“Importantly developing local human capital in the food industry, growing MSMEs thereby playing our part to contribute to the growth of the food industry in Brunei Darussalam,” he said.
During the launch, a cooking demonstration was done using vegetable oil on various dishes and guests had the opportunity to do food sampling.
The cooking oil is now available in retail outlets and supermarkets across the country.
In attendance at the ceremony was Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah.
Also present were Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Haji Khairuddin Haji Abdul Hamid, who is also Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Ghanim International Corporation, members of the board, and representatives from several MSMEs and supermarket outlets.
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