Balancing socio-economic importance and environmental relevance crucial for future generation

Nature-based solutions and sustainable forest management should be at the core of the sultanate’s efforts towards economic diversification, as global challenges like climate change have proven the crucial role environmental conservation plays in economic growth. This was highlighted by the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT), Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Apong…

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MPRT, BCCS host two-day Brunei Darussalam Conference on Forest

The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) through the Forestry Department along with the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat (BCCS) recently launched the Brunei Darussalam Conference on Forest held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas. The two-day conference, held from 11 until 12 June 2021, held the theme “Forests and Biodiversity: Unveiling Its Economic…

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Crown Prince graces AMBD’s Raya celebration

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzadin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, as Chairman of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) Board of Directors, recently graced the Hari Raya celebration hosted by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam. The get-together that was…

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BSM introduces SHARE Lite app, shares insights on lubricants in convention

Brunei Shell Marketing Company (BSM) recently introduced its loyalty programme “SHARE Lite” app and shared insights on lubricants with business partners and stakeholders in a convention held at The Empire Brunei. In his welcoming remarks, BSM Managing Director Muhammad Norshafiee Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil said that BSM has “watched how the world integrate through…

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From village to conservation forest, Indonesian orangutan finds a new home

An adult male orangutan has been released into an Indonesian national park by conservationists and the government after he was caught eating a villager’s coconut plants on Borneo island. As the orangutan habitat diminishes due to land use, conflicts between communities and the great apes have increased. Indonesia has designated several areas in Kalimantan as…

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Premier League Big Six reach settlement over Super League

The six English clubs that said they would join the European Super League will pay a combined 22 million pounds ($31 million) as “a gesture of goodwill” and face a 30-point deduction if they attempt a similar move in future, the Premier League said on Wednesday. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham…

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9 killed, 8 injured in S. Korea’s building collapse

At least nine people have been confirmed dead and eight others injured in a building collapse accident in southwest South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. The five-storey building under demolition unexpectedly collapsed on Wednesday afternoon at the southwestern city of Gwangju, and it was reported to the firefighting authorities at about 4:22 p.m….

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Turkey launches campaign to clean up “sea snot”

Turkey launched on Tuesday a campaign to remove mucilage, also known as “sea snot,” from the Marmara Sea. Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum inaugurated the campaign in the Caddebostan beach on the shores of the Marmara Sea in the country’s largest city Istanbul. “We are starting Turkey’s largest and most comprehensive sea cleaning campaign…

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Indian gov’t places fresh orders for 440 mln COVID-19 vaccines

India’s federal government said on Tuesday that it has placed orders to procure 440 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin. Of the 440 million doses, orders for 250 million doses of Covishield have been placed with Serum Institute of India, while 190 million will be procured from Bharat Biotech. The information was…

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Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi emits hot clouds

Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi emitted hot clouds three times as far as 1,600 meters to the southwest, the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center said on Wednesday. “The first blast of the hot clouds occurred at 3:16 a.m. local time with incandescent lava flowing as far as 1,500 meters to the southwest…

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