Japanese MEXT scholarship application for 2022 opens

The Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam is now accepting applications for the Japanese Government Scholarship Programme for the year 2022 from Bruneian students who are keen to study in Japan. Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in the country every year under…

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Brunei-Malaysia to pave way for vaccine diplomacy and further economic cooperation

Brunei and Malaysia are banking on possible cooperation in vaccine diplomacy including the acknowledgment of the nations’ respective vaccination certificates to facilitate cross-border movement of people between both countries.  This was revealed in a Joint Statement between His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzadin Waddaulah the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Tan…

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BSP launches flagship Solar PV Plant, reopens Seria Energy Lab

Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) has launched its Flagship Solar PV Plant, comprising of nearly 7,000 bifacial solar panels that are used to power its head office in Seria. The inaugural event was graced by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office in his capacity as the…

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Brunei Darussalam 5G pilot project launched

The Ministry of Transportation and Infocommunications (MTIC) has officially launched a pilot project to promote and create awareness on accelerating 5G adoption in the sultanate, with five 5G Proof-of Concept network environments identified. The 5G pilot project, which is deployed as commissioned by the MTIC and spearheaded by the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of…

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Bangladesh eyes to bolster bilateral ties with Brunei, celebrates 50th independence day

Bangladesh’s newly-appointed high commissioner Nahida Rahman Shumona pledged to continue strengthening diplomatic relations between Brunei and Bangladesh that have been established since 1997. For over 20 years, both countries have been cooperating in several key areas and that Bangladesh is keen to explore new opportunities with the sultanate. In the field of education, Brunei has…

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Brunei’s RPPI stands at 90.6

Brunei’s Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) stood at 90.6 in the fourth quarter of 2020, which is a decrease of 4.9 per cent year-on-year compared to Q4 in 2019 and a decrease of 1.2 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Q3 2020. This was shown in the latest RPPI released by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD)….

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NiAT launches Brunei’s first VSAT Hub service ACTIVATE

Network Integrity Assurance Technologies (NiAT) has launched Brunei’s first-ever VSAT Hub service dubbed “ACTIVATE”, a new satellite communication service. With the service, which runs on the iDirect Evolution platform, the organization aims to provide a far more efficient and flexible bandwidth utilisation and cost-effective VSAT connectivity for all users. In a statement, NiAT said that…

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Brunei Mega Sales to start 1 April

The Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (JPES) is pleased to announce that the annual nationwide mega sales event will start from 1 April to 26 May 2021. Dubbed “Brunei Mega Sales 2021”, the much-anticipated period will run for 56 days, an essential time of the year for individuals to start preparing for the upcoming…

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Royal Brunei Airlines rated with seven-star ratings against COVID-19

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has been rated with the highest seven-star ratings against COVID-19 by the world’s best one-stop airline safety and product review website www.airlinesratings.com The website is one of the first with COVID-19 ratings, surveying 430 airlines for COVID-19 compliance and found that many airlines have changed their policies to achieve the highest…

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Exploration drilling to commence in Brunei’s deepwater

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP) and Shell Exploration and Production Brunei (SEPB) are in the final preparation to drill Merbah Deep-1 and Jagus Subthrust-1 respectively, both located in Brunei deepwater area. A blessing and doa ceremony for the two exploration wells drilling was held on 25 March 2021 on board the Maersk Viking drillship onsite…

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