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'Community For Brunei' Platform To Assist Affected SME's


 April 17th, 2020  |  08:03 AM  |   1197 views





The Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy announced an initiative to assist the affected micro, small and medium enterprises, MSME's by providing a virtual market platform namely Community for Brunei.


 The objective of Community for Brunei is to provide a platform that can gather and unite the Bruneian Community in assisting the MSME's to sell their items in virtual market and at the same time, allows the public to buy virtually and make digital payment by using debit or credit cards. The Community for Brunei can be accessed at www dot community for Brunei.com. It is supported by BIBD and several parties was inspired and managed by locals which have a similar objective of assisting the MSME's.


 The Community For Brunei will launched two projects. The Community for COVID project will be launched tomorrow, 17 April. It will inform the public on the identified needs of the frontliners such as food and drinks as well as other necessities. The list of necessities will be shared via the Community for Brunei's website. The public then can choose items to be contributed and delivered for the frontliners at the COVID-19 health centres in the four district on the agreed time. The platform is hoped to identify the demand and supply as well as to avoid wastage.


Apart from MSME's vendors, runners and delivery companies such as GOMAMAM and DART can expand their business during the challenging time. Such initiative will facilitate and effectively coordinate the wishes of Bruneians to help one another especially for the needs of the Frontliners.


 The Second project namely the Community for Ramadhan will be launched on the first of Ramadhan 1441 Hijrah. Also under the www dot community for brunei dot com website, it will give the public the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of Ramadhan stalls via online. On-Boarding of MSME's will be open on Monday, 20th of April and several guidelines will be further explained by BIBD today, 17th of April through mass media.


It is also hoped that MSME's can benefit from the virtual market by providing food and drink choices for breaking the fast. At the same time, the provision of virtual market is inline with the advice of the Ministry of Health on social and physical distancing.


Applicants who wish to become virtual market vendors should apply online at the Registry of Companies and Business Names, ROCBN by filling in details for food and drink business activities. For the first 300 applicants until the 30th of April, registration fee is exempted. For business registration procedures, refer to ROCBN at 2380505 or 2383444 or email at [email protected].




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