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The Ministry of Development through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (DEPR) held a press conference this morning to socialize the addition of Thursday to the ‘No Plastic Bag Weekend Initiative’ towards No Plastic Bag Everyday. Present at the session was the Acting Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance), Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul [...]

The Ministry of Development through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (DEPR) held a press conference this morning to socialize the addition of Thursday to the No Plastic Bag Weekend Initiative’ towards No Plastic Bag Everyday.

Present at the session was the Acting Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance), Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, who addressed members of the media with regards to the extension. In her speech, Dr Nor Imtihan shared that the launching ceremony will be held on Thursday, 19th April 2018 in conjunction with Earth Day 2018, which appropriately carries the theme “End Plastic Pollution”.

The Acting Permanent Secretary also shared that the remaining days will be added in phases with Wednesday tentatively to be included in July 2018, Tuesday in October 2018 and Monday to be added in December 2018 towards realizing the Government’s objective of No Plastic Bag Everyday by 2019.  The initiative will initially involve stores and businesses that are currently listed under the No Plastic Bag Weekend initiative but will be extended to other consumers of plastic bags such as retails shops (kedai-kedai runcit), restaurants and markets/stalls (gerai-gerai).

The No Plastic Bag Weekend initiative was initially launched on 26th March 2011 to include Saturday and Sunday, with Friday being added on 17th February 2012. The objective of the initiative is to promote the concept of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in order to minimize the volume of waste sent to the country’s landfill. To date, fifty stores and businesses have voluntarily registered to participate in the initiative.

The Ministry of Development through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (DEPR) held a press conference this morning to socialize the addition of Thursday to the No Plastic Bag Weekend Initiative’ towards No Plastic Bag Everyday.

Present at the session was the Acting Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance), Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, who addressed members of the media with regards to the extension. In her speech, Dr Nor Imtihan shared that the launching ceremony will be held on Thursday, 19th April 2018 in conjunction with Earth Day 2018, which appropriately carries the theme “End Plastic Pollution”.

The Acting Permanent Secretary also shared that the remaining days will be added in phases with Wednesday tentatively to be included in July 2018, Tuesday in October 2018 and Monday to be added in December 2018 towards realizing the Government’s objective of No Plastic Bag Everyday by 2019.  The initiative will initially involve stores and businesses that are currently listed under the No Plastic Bag Weekend initiative but will be extended to other consumers of plastic bags such as retails shops (kedai-kedai runcit), restaurants and markets/stalls (gerai-gerai).

The No Plastic Bag Weekend initiative was initially launched on 26th March 2011 to include Saturday and Sunday, with Friday being added on 17th February 2012. The objective of the initiative is to promote the concept of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in order to minimize the volume of waste sent to the country’s landfill. To date, fifty stores and businesses have voluntarily registered to participate in the initiative.

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On the eve of our beloved country’s 30th National Day, I penned this in a rather melancholy state of mind but it sums up my hopes and aspirations for my beloved country moving forward… I love my country. Passionately. It used to be a land of tolerance and friendship. Of harmony between the different races. [...]

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On the eve of our beloved country’s 30th National Day, I penned this in a rather melancholy state of mind but it sums up my hopes and aspirations for my beloved country moving forward…

I love my country.
Passionately.
It used to be a land of tolerance and friendship.
Of harmony between the different races.
Of understanding and give and take.
But I hardly recognize what it’s becoming.
And I’m not sure I like where it’s heading…
Towards a land of segregation.
A land where the few oppress the many.
A land of intolerance and imposition.
No, I’m not sure I like where it’s heading at all…

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On the eve of our beloved country’s 30th National Day, I penned this in a rather melancholy state of mind but it sums up my hopes and aspirations for my beloved country moving forward…

I love my country.
Passionately.
It used to be a land of tolerance and friendship.
Of harmony between the different races.
Of understanding and give and take.
But I hardly recognize what it’s becoming.
And I’m not sure I like where it’s heading…
Towards a land of segregation.
A land where the few oppress the many.
A land of intolerance and imposition.
No, I’m not sure I like where it’s heading at all…

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2013 in retrospect…

Wow, how quickly time flies. We’re about to say goodbye to 2013. Its been quite an eventful year for me.  Bittersweet to say the least… A lot of sweet moments which I am grateful for, alhamdulillah… the bitter moments I take as a lesson from above, alhamdulillah… Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead full [...]

Wow, how quickly time flies. We’re about to say goodbye to 2013. Its been quite an eventful year for me.  Bittersweet to say the least… A lot of sweet moments which I am grateful for, alhamdulillah… the bitter moments I take as a lesson from above, alhamdulillah… Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead full of positive energy and changes for the better for myself and all of you as well! Thank you for your support thus far and I look forward to your continued support both here and on the other social media channels.

January started off with coverage of the Consumer Fair 11 which was held at a less than optimum location. The giant tents put up for the exhibitors felt like they had insufficient ventilation and lighting. The flooring was also quite rickety to the point that the displays at the various booths literally swayed with the movement of people in the tent.

This was followed by TelBru’s High Speed Broadband campaign launch in February at Times Square.  At that time TelBru had just passed the 1,000 home connect mark. As we move into the new year, TelBru is well into 5 digit territory.

Then came Chinese New Year, and one of the highlights was NBT’s Chinese New Year Festive display. Over the years, NBT’s elaborate displays have become a fixture of the festive seasons a place where locals and tourists alike can soak in the joyous atmosphere and take pictures that will serve as sweet memories for many years to come.

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Wow, how quickly time flies. We’re about to say goodbye to 2013. Its been quite an eventful year for me.  Bittersweet to say the least… A lot of sweet moments which I am grateful for, alhamdulillah… the bitter moments I take as a lesson from above, alhamdulillah… Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead full of positive energy and changes for the better for myself and all of you as well! Thank you for your support thus far and I look forward to your continued support both here and on the other social media channels.

January started off with coverage of the Consumer Fair 11 which was held at a less than optimum location. The giant tents put up for the exhibitors felt like they had insufficient ventilation and lighting. The flooring was also quite rickety to the point that the displays at the various booths literally swayed with the movement of people in the tent.

This was followed by TelBru’s High Speed Broadband campaign launch in February at Times Square.  At that time TelBru had just passed the 1,000 home connect mark. As we move into the new year, TelBru is well into 5 digit territory.

Then came Chinese New Year, and one of the highlights was NBT’s Chinese New Year Festive display. Over the years, NBT’s elaborate displays have become a fixture of the festive seasons a place where locals and tourists alike can soak in the joyous atmosphere and take pictures that will serve as sweet memories for many years to come.

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On Sunday, 10th November 2013, BIBD Team A emerged as champions of the Brunei Association of Banks (“BAB”) annual Inter-bank Netball Tournament, which was organised by the BIBD Netball Club. The BIBD Team A successfully defended their title which they also won last year. A total of five teams participated consisting of two teams from [...]

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On Sunday, 10th November 2013, BIBD Team A emerged as champions of the Brunei Association of Banks (“BAB”) annual Inter-bank Netball Tournament, which was organised by the BIBD Netball Club. The BIBD Team A successfully defended their title which they also won last year.

A total of five teams participated consisting of two teams from BIBD (Team A and B), and one each from Standard Chartered Bank, Baiduri and TAIB. SCB came in 2nd place, whilst 3rd place went to BIBD Team B.  

The guest of honor at the event, Hjh Nurul Akmar binti Haji Mohd Jaafar, BIBD Deputy Head of Consumer Banking Division who is also Head of the BIBD Netball Club, handed over the prizes to all the winners. 

This yearly event, held at the Dar Takaful Building in the Capital, was organised to promote and foster better relationship between the banks in Brunei Darussalam.

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PR 94 BIBD BAB Netball Champions

On Sunday, 10th November 2013, BIBD Team A emerged as champions of the Brunei Association of Banks (“BAB”) annual Inter-bank Netball Tournament, which was organised by the BIBD Netball Club. The BIBD Team A successfully defended their title which they also won last year.

A total of five teams participated consisting of two teams from BIBD (Team A and B), and one each from Standard Chartered Bank, Baiduri and TAIB. SCB came in 2nd place, whilst 3rd place went to BIBD Team B.  

The guest of honor at the event, Hjh Nurul Akmar binti Haji Mohd Jaafar, BIBD Deputy Head of Consumer Banking Division who is also Head of the BIBD Netball Club, handed over the prizes to all the winners. 

This yearly event, held at the Dar Takaful Building in the Capital, was organised to promote and foster better relationship between the banks in Brunei Darussalam.

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BIBD today revealed the official T-shirt design that will be given to all registered participants of the CE-ALAF (Charity Expedition for Advocating Lifelong Learning for an Aspiring Future). The colour symbolizes BIBD new rebranding colours which are magenta and yellow. Participants who have completed their registration will receive their running T-shirts during the Race Entry [...]

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BIBD today revealed the official T-shirt design that will be given to all registered participants of the CE-ALAF (Charity Expedition for Advocating Lifelong Learning for an Aspiring Future). The colour symbolizes BIBD new rebranding colours which are magenta and yellow.

Participants who have completed their registration will receive their running T-shirts during the Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC), which will be held at the Indoor Stadium Ticketing Hall, Jalan Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam on the following dates and time:

  • Friday, 22nd November 2013 @ 9.30AM – 11.30AM; 2.00PM – 9.00PM Saturday, 23rd November 2013 @ 9.30AM– 9.00PM

During the REPC, all registrants are required to bring along:

  1. A print out of their registration confirmation Original Identity Card or Passport (for adult participants)
  2. A photocopy of birth certificate (for children participants only)
  3. Personalised donation card and the donation collected
  4. In any case of loss of donation cards, a police report is required and to be presented together with the donation collected.

Launched earlier in the year, the ALAF initiative is an extension of BIBD’s contribution towards its strong belief in the importance of early childhood education as the underlying core for everyone, in support of His Majesty’s 2035 vision of obtaining a 100% level of education to everyone. ALAF is an initiative that seeks to support the nation’s aspirations to building a welleducated and highly skilled human resource pool by providing opportunities of educational progression to underprivileged students.

The CE, carrying the tagline “One step, One pedal, One education’, will consist of running, cycling and a charity bazaar, will be held on November 24th at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. The event will feature six different sporting events – 2.5km Fun Run, 5km Run, 10km Run, 21km Half-Marathon, 42km Marathon and a 53km Cycling Expedition.

BIBD wishes to remind the public that the closing date of registration will be on 24th October 2013.

For further information regarding or any enquiries on BIBD’s CE-ALAF, please visit their homepage at www.bibdcharityexpedition.com, email the BIBD CE-ALAF team at [email protected] or call the BIBD Contact Centre 2238181.

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BIBD today revealed the official T-shirt design that will be given to all registered participants of the CE-ALAF (Charity Expedition for Advocating Lifelong Learning for an Aspiring Future). The colour symbolizes BIBD new rebranding colours which are magenta and yellow.

Participants who have completed their registration will receive their running T-shirts during the Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC), which will be held at the Indoor Stadium Ticketing Hall, Jalan Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam on the following dates and time:

  • Friday, 22nd November 2013 @ 9.30AM – 11.30AM; 2.00PM – 9.00PM Saturday, 23rd November 2013 @ 9.30AM– 9.00PM

During the REPC, all registrants are required to bring along:

  1. A print out of their registration confirmation Original Identity Card or Passport (for adult participants)
  2. A photocopy of birth certificate (for children participants only)
  3. Personalised donation card and the donation collected
  4. In any case of loss of donation cards, a police report is required and to be presented together with the donation collected.

Launched earlier in the year, the ALAF initiative is an extension of BIBD’s contribution towards its strong belief in the importance of early childhood education as the underlying core for everyone, in support of His Majesty’s 2035 vision of obtaining a 100% level of education to everyone. ALAF is an initiative that seeks to support the nation’s aspirations to building a welleducated and highly skilled human resource pool by providing opportunities of educational progression to underprivileged students.

The CE, carrying the tagline “One step, One pedal, One education’, will consist of running, cycling and a charity bazaar, will be held on November 24th at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. The event will feature six different sporting events – 2.5km Fun Run, 5km Run, 10km Run, 21km Half-Marathon, 42km Marathon and a 53km Cycling Expedition.

BIBD wishes to remind the public that the closing date of registration will be on 24th October 2013.

For further information regarding or any enquiries on BIBD’s CE-ALAF, please visit their homepage at www.bibdcharityexpedition.com, email the BIBD CE-ALAF team at [email protected] or call the BIBD Contact Centre 2238181.

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A needy family of nine is seeking assistance as their current residence – a dilapidated hut with zinc roofing for walls and salvaged wooden planks for floors – has become unsafe, particularly in view of the number of people it houses. The family of converts comprises Reduan Abdullah, a Malaysian national, his wife Majidah Abdullah, [...]

Reduan Abdullah and family standing beside the dilapidated hut

Reduan Abdullah and family standing beside the dilapidated hut

A needy family of nine is seeking assistance as their current residence – a dilapidated hut with zinc roofing for walls and salvaged wooden planks for floors – has become unsafe, particularly in view of the number of people it houses.

The family of converts comprises Reduan Abdullah, a Malaysian national, his wife Majidah Abdullah, a Brunei permanent resident, their seven children and an elderly mother, all of whom have been staying in the hut located on a land with Temporary Occupational Licence (TOL) at Simpang 638-16, Kampong Tanah Tersusun Lumut ever since Reduan retired from the Kuala Belait Municipal Department in 2011.

The sorry state of the entrance

The sorry state of the entrance

The children have had to stop school since Reduan’s retirement as they could not afford the expenses. Their eldest child, a 22-year-old, is only Primary 6-educated, and survives by earning from bridal makeup jobs in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The family has attempted to seek help from the relevant authorities, however, their applications have been unsuccessful, except for the one-year basic food assistance from Dakwah Islamic Centre, which has to be renewed annually.

Reduan tries to make ends meet by taking on grass-cutting jobs, looking for young shoots in the jungle to be sold as vegetables. To feed the family, he occasionally fishes.

This is the space where the family of 9 rests, eats, and sleeps

This is the space where the family of 9 rests, eats, and sleeps

Basic facilities such as electricity and water are not available. The family makes use of a generator which was contributed to them a few years ago, and collects water in drums for their daily domestic and cooking usage.

State Legislative Council member YB Haji Shafiee bin Ahmad, who is also the Lumut 1 Village Head, when interviewed, noted that with the cooperation of Lumut 11 Village Head Haji Abd Rahman Hashim, they had submitted an application form to obtain a residence for Reduan’s family, and that it is currently pending. YB Haji Shafiee also said that they will conduct a follow-up of the application.

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Reduan Abdullah and family standing beside the dilapidated hut

Reduan Abdullah and family standing beside the dilapidated hut

A needy family of nine is seeking assistance as their current residence – a dilapidated hut with zinc roofing for walls and salvaged wooden planks for floors – has become unsafe, particularly in view of the number of people it houses.

The family of converts comprises Reduan Abdullah, a Malaysian national, his wife Majidah Abdullah, a Brunei permanent resident, their seven children and an elderly mother, all of whom have been staying in the hut located on a land with Temporary Occupational Licence (TOL) at Simpang 638-16, Kampong Tanah Tersusun Lumut ever since Reduan retired from the Kuala Belait Municipal Department in 2011.

The sorry state of the entrance

The sorry state of the entrance

The children have had to stop school since Reduan’s retirement as they could not afford the expenses. Their eldest child, a 22-year-old, is only Primary 6-educated, and survives by earning from bridal makeup jobs in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The family has attempted to seek help from the relevant authorities, however, their applications have been unsuccessful, except for the one-year basic food assistance from Dakwah Islamic Centre, which has to be renewed annually.

Reduan tries to make ends meet by taking on grass-cutting jobs, looking for young shoots in the jungle to be sold as vegetables. To feed the family, he occasionally fishes.

This is the space where the family of 9 rests, eats, and sleeps

This is the space where the family of 9 rests, eats, and sleeps

Basic facilities such as electricity and water are not available. The family makes use of a generator which was contributed to them a few years ago, and collects water in drums for their daily domestic and cooking usage.

State Legislative Council member YB Haji Shafiee bin Ahmad, who is also the Lumut 1 Village Head, when interviewed, noted that with the cooperation of Lumut 11 Village Head Haji Abd Rahman Hashim, they had submitted an application form to obtain a residence for Reduan’s family, and that it is currently pending. YB Haji Shafiee also said that they will conduct a follow-up of the application.

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I Miss Sarawak Laksa…

My love affair with Sarawak Laksa is about to continue with the introduction of these new Kuching holiday packages by Tourism Malaysia… Bruneians now have every reason to spend a quick getaway in Kuching, Sarawak with the introduction of four affordable tourism “Jejak Kasih” packages currently available from selected tour agents here. The packages start [...]

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My love affair with Sarawak Laksa is about to continue with the introduction of these new Kuching holiday packages by Tourism Malaysia…

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Bruneians now have every reason to spend a quick getaway in Kuching, Sarawak with the introduction of four affordable tourism “Jejak Kasih” packages currently available from selected tour agents here.

The packages start from as low as $345.00 for a three-day two-night break in Kuching. Enquiries and bookings can be made from Darussalam Holdings, Century Travel, Pan Bright and Freme Travel’s head offices here and all its branches throughout Brunei

These attractive packages include a $395.00 “Senandung Kasih” package which includes a Kuching city tour and a visit to the world famous Sarawak Cultural Village, and the $385.00 “Jom Berambeh” package highlighting a night stay at a traditional Bidayuh longhouse at the Village.

For ardent golfers, the “Golf by the Sea and Mountain” package priced at $406.00 highlights a round of golf at the 18-hole original Arnold Palmer design golf course and a two-night stay at Damai Beach Resort.

All packages are for a three-day two-nights stay inclusive of a return air ticket from Bandar Seri Begawan-Kuching on MASWings.

The packages are collaboratively initiated by the Sarawak Tourism Board, Tourism Malaysia office in Bandar Seri Begawan, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation’s Tourism and Leisure group of hotels and tourism attractions, and MASWings.

Packages are based on two-to-go and can be purchased with immediate effect at selected travel agents throughout Brunei and sales will end on November 15, 2013.

Booking for these packages should be made a week prior to departure and is open for sale to all who resides in Brunei.

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My love affair with Sarawak Laksa is about to continue with the introduction of these new Kuching holiday packages by Tourism Malaysia…

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Bruneians now have every reason to spend a quick getaway in Kuching, Sarawak with the introduction of four affordable tourism “Jejak Kasih” packages currently available from selected tour agents here.

The packages start from as low as $345.00 for a three-day two-night break in Kuching. Enquiries and bookings can be made from Darussalam Holdings, Century Travel, Pan Bright and Freme Travel’s head offices here and all its branches throughout Brunei

These attractive packages include a $395.00 “Senandung Kasih” package which includes a Kuching city tour and a visit to the world famous Sarawak Cultural Village, and the $385.00 “Jom Berambeh” package highlighting a night stay at a traditional Bidayuh longhouse at the Village.

For ardent golfers, the “Golf by the Sea and Mountain” package priced at $406.00 highlights a round of golf at the 18-hole original Arnold Palmer design golf course and a two-night stay at Damai Beach Resort.

All packages are for a three-day two-nights stay inclusive of a return air ticket from Bandar Seri Begawan-Kuching on MASWings.

The packages are collaboratively initiated by the Sarawak Tourism Board, Tourism Malaysia office in Bandar Seri Begawan, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation’s Tourism and Leisure group of hotels and tourism attractions, and MASWings.

Packages are based on two-to-go and can be purchased with immediate effect at selected travel agents throughout Brunei and sales will end on November 15, 2013.

Booking for these packages should be made a week prior to departure and is open for sale to all who resides in Brunei.

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We often hear people use the word scenarios and sometimes forecasts. What does that mean? What is the main difference between the two? Scenarios are stories that consider “what if?” questions. Where forecasts focus on probabilities, scenarios consider a range of plausible futures and how these could emerge from the realities of today. They recognize [...]

We often hear people use the word scenarios and sometimes forecasts. What does that mean? What is the main difference between the two?

Scenarios are stories that consider “what if?” questions. Where forecasts focus on probabilities, scenarios consider a range of plausible futures and how these could emerge from the realities of today. They recognize that people hold beliefs and make choices that lead to outcomes.

Since the early 1970s, Shell has been developing scenarios to explore the future. The scenarios team at Shell considers changes such as in the global economic environment, geopolitics, resource stresses such as water, greenhouse gases, and energy supply and demand to help business leaders make better decisions.

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We often hear people use the word scenarios and sometimes forecasts. What does that mean? What is the main difference between the two?

Scenarios are stories that consider “what if?” questions. Where forecasts focus on probabilities, scenarios consider a range of plausible futures and how these could emerge from the realities of today. They recognize that people hold beliefs and make choices that lead to outcomes.

Since the early 1970s, Shell has been developing scenarios to explore the future. The scenarios team at Shell considers changes such as in the global economic environment, geopolitics, resource stresses such as water, greenhouse gases, and energy supply and demand to help business leaders make better decisions.

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The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) would like to inform the public that the Brunei International Airport operation was back to normal as early as 2:00am on 8th May 2013 after a heavy rainfall at about 11:00pm on the 7th May flooded the arrival hall of the airport [...]

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The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) would like to inform the public that the Brunei International Airport operation was back to normal as early as 2:00am on 8th May 2013 after a heavy rainfall at about 11:00pm on the 7th May flooded the arrival hall of the airport and caused inconvenience to the arriving passengers on the late night flight. The incident, however caused no major disruption or flight delays.

The Airport Modernization Project Team had identified that the flooding, which lasted for about one and half hours was caused by ingress of water through the existing sump/outlet within the arrival hall. The flooding however caused no significant damage to existing property and equipment within the arrival hall. Swift actions by the airport authorities and other agencies including the Fire and Rescue Department, representatives of Department of Drainage and Sewerage, PWD and the contractors have enabled the arrival hall to resume normal operation by 2:00am in the morning.

In consultation with the Ministry of Communications and Department of Civil Aviation, the BEDB will be carrying out remedial measures to avoid such incidents from happening in the future. This includes widening and deepening the temporary drain network around the arrival hall and providing temporary pumps to drain rainwater from the affected area.

The BEDB and DCA would like to apologize for the inconvenience experienced by the arriving passengers and their family members as well as other airport users.

The country experienced one of the heaviest rain falls on the evening of 7 May 2013 when 181 millimetres of rain was recorded in Bandar Seri Begawan which have also caused flooding in certain parts of the highways as well as areas in Sengkurong, Mulaut and Kilanas.

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The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) would like to inform the public that the Brunei International Airport operation was back to normal as early as 2:00am on 8th May 2013 after a heavy rainfall at about 11:00pm on the 7th May flooded the arrival hall of the airport and caused inconvenience to the arriving passengers on the late night flight. The incident, however caused no major disruption or flight delays.

The Airport Modernization Project Team had identified that the flooding, which lasted for about one and half hours was caused by ingress of water through the existing sump/outlet within the arrival hall. The flooding however caused no significant damage to existing property and equipment within the arrival hall. Swift actions by the airport authorities and other agencies including the Fire and Rescue Department, representatives of Department of Drainage and Sewerage, PWD and the contractors have enabled the arrival hall to resume normal operation by 2:00am in the morning.

In consultation with the Ministry of Communications and Department of Civil Aviation, the BEDB will be carrying out remedial measures to avoid such incidents from happening in the future. This includes widening and deepening the temporary drain network around the arrival hall and providing temporary pumps to drain rainwater from the affected area.

The BEDB and DCA would like to apologize for the inconvenience experienced by the arriving passengers and their family members as well as other airport users.

The country experienced one of the heaviest rain falls on the evening of 7 May 2013 when 181 millimetres of rain was recorded in Bandar Seri Begawan which have also caused flooding in certain parts of the highways as well as areas in Sengkurong, Mulaut and Kilanas.

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