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Invitation to participate in 3rd BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Trade Expo, Conference and Business Matching

Brunei Darussalam will be participating in 3rd BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Trade Expo, Conference and Business Matching, on 14th to 16th October 2016, in Makassar, Indonesia. Continue...

Press Release: Paris Agreement High Level Event on Entry into Force

21 September 2016 – The High-Level Event on the Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States of America. The Ceremony was opened by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and attended by Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers and delegates of the parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At the event, 31 countries have deposited their Instruments of Ratification of the Paris Agreement including Brunei Darussalam. Continue...

MPPU held engagement sessions with jobseekers and graduates

The Manpower Policy and Planning Unit (MPPU), EIDPMO, as secretariat to the Manpower Planning Council (MPC), along with the Local Employment and Workforce Development Agency (APTK), and e-Government National Centre (EGNC) recently conducted working visits and engagement sessions with jobseekers in the four districts of Brunei Darussalam between 10th till 20th of September. Over 700 jobseekers and graduates attended the sessions. Continue...

Press Release: Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Associated Meetings and the ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2016 21-23 September 2016, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

The Opening Ceremony for the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and its Associated Meetings took place on the 21st September 2016 at the Myanmar International Convention Centre II (MICC II). The ceremony also commemorated the launching of the ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2016. The Opening Ceremony was graced by the Guest of Honour, His Excellency U Pe Zin Tun, Minister of Electricity and Energy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Chair of 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting, who delivered an Opening Speech. The inauguration was also attended by ASEAN Energy Ministers, as well as the Ministers of ASEAN Dialogue Partners. Continue...


An innovative and revolutionary method to save energy turned global attention to Brunei as the Sultanate lapped up the first runner-up and second runner-up in the prestigious ASEAN Energy Awards under Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency & Conservation (EEC) project competition respectively. The annual ASEAN Energy Awards generally seek sustainable projects that exhibits originality, market-based solutions, environmental benefits and significant socio-economic contributions. In this year’s ASEAN Energy Awards, Brunei Darussalam has put forward a total of four entries. Two entries in the Renewable Energy (RE) category were joint submissions between Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EIDPMO), Department of Electrical Services (DES), the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI) and BIT Computer Sdn Bhd and two other entries in the Energy Efficiency & Conservation (EEC) category were submitted by the Ministry of Defence in collaboration with the Energy and Industry Department, Prime Minister’s Office (EIDPMO). Continue...

Dialogue Session with Pasar Gadong Entrepreneurs

Around 80 local entrepreneurs currently operating at the new Pasar Gadong, attended a dialogue session on Wednesday 7th September 2016, to address issues related to their reduced income since moving to the new market premises in June this year. Continue...

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