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Brunei enacts travel ban from Indonesia

Brunei has put a temporary ban on entry approvals for foreign nationals departing from or through Indonesia, following the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the suspension is with immediate effect until further notice. This applies to entry travels of all foreign nationals departing from…

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Brunei extends temporary suspension on cross-border activities, travels to and from Indian Subcontinent

Brunei Darussalam is extending temporary suspension on cross-border activities and travels to and from five countries of the Indian Subcontinent by sixteen days from 16 to 31 July, announced The Prime Minister’s Office in a statement. The suspension applies to entry of foreign nationals via land and sea ports including transits through Brunei except for…

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Capital comes alive to celebrate monarch’s 75th birthday

Brunei Darussalam celebrated the 75th birthday of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam today with over 1,000 uniformed personnel marching in the ceremonial Royal Guard of Honour parade at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien. The much-awaited parade made a return to the capital after…

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MSME development is key towards ASEAN’s post-pandemic recovery

The development of MSMEs across Southeast Asia is paramount to the post-pandemic recovery process of the region and as such their further progress and accessibility to finance and markets remain a priority area for the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (BAC). This was said by Legislative Council Member and Chair of the ASEAN BAC, Yang Berhormat…

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SHENA issues workplace safety notice to construction sites to improve work practices and ensure safety of workers

The Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) recently released a Workplace Safety Notice (WSN) entitled “Guidance Concerning Installation of Edge Protection and Perimeter Guard-Railing at Worksites in Brunei Darussalam”, stressing that those responsible for construction activities in Brunei Darussalam ensure the highest levels of protection are provided to persons at the worksite, particularly when…

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Renewable and alternative energy remains a priority for Brunei

Shifts in the energy landscape necessitate urgent and focussed actions, by positioning the country towards future energy sustainability and resilience as well as furthering exploration in lower carbon alternative energy.  This was said by the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Pg Hj Jamra Weira Pg Hj Petra during his keynote presentation at…

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