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No Plastic Bags on Thursdays… and beyond

by Reedz on April 17, 2018

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.

Negaraku Brunei Darussalam – 30th National Day

23 February 2014

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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2013 in retrospect…

1 January 2014

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 […]

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BIBD Wins Annual BAB Netball Tourney

11 November 2013

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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BIBD Reveals CE ALAF T-Shirt

5 October 2013

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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Family in need of safe place to call home

30 July 2013

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, […]

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I Miss Sarawak Laksa…

5 July 2013

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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What Might The World Look Like in 2100?

1 July 2013

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 […]

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Brunei International Airport resumes normal operations after flooding

8 May 2013

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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