Sultan Brunei visited UEM Builders’ B4000 project site
Bandar Seri Begawan, 30 November 2011 – UEM Builders, the main contractor for the construction of 4,000 houses under the National Housing Scheme in Mengkubau, Mentiri received an esteemed royal visit by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam today.
Present at site to receive His Majesty were Chairman of UEM Group Berhad, YBhg Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Managing Director of UEM Builders Berhad, Tuan Haji Mohd Razin Ghazali and Project Director of B4000, Halmi Omar. Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB), the developer of the National Housing Scheme was also present to welcome His Majesty led by its Chairman of the BEDB, Dato’ Paduka Haji Ali Apong, Assistant CEO and Head of Infrastructure Development for BEDB, Mr Julian Fung as well as its senior executives from both BEDB and UEM Builders.
His Majesty was taken on a tour of the mock-up house where His Majesty was briefed on the status and progress of the construction works. His Majesty was also briefed on UEM Builders’ initiative of performing on site fabrication and manufacturing works with the establishment of the precast wall panel factory, rolling factory for BRC wire mesh and cold rolled deformed steel bar, rolling and fabrication works on roof trusses, profiling factory for roof sheet covering and metal door fabrication factory, as well as the setting up of a concrete batching plant unit on site. UEM Builders reported an achievement of 22.81% of its progress, ahead by 2.56% from the original program.