BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Standard Chartered Bank’s (SCB) first ever global Belt and Road Relay running event spanning the One Belt One Road initiative reached Brunei Darussalam after kicking off in Hong Kong last February 17.
The athletes will run across 44 locations over three months and is billed to end in China on May 11 at the end of the Belt and Road Forum.
The Brunei leg of the run led the athletes across a 7.5 kilometre run through Brunei’s iconic sights, including the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque and the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Bridge before concluding at the Eco-Corridor Park in the capital.
In a press statement from the the bank, its Chief Executive Officer Pg Aki Ismasufian Pg Haji Ibrahim said the bank is proud to be part of the historic relay that showcased its unique position to be the one bank for the Belt and Road initiative.
“We cover two-thirds of the Belt and Road markets and with our rich heritage and deep local knowledge, we are ideally placed to help our partners and clients and local communities make the most of the initiative,” he said.
As of 2017, the bank has committed USD20 billion towards Belt and Road development projects by 2020 and has USD10 billion allocated for deals in relation to the initiative.