IET Brunei Darussalam holds its 18th general meeting

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THE Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Brunei Darussalam held its 18th Annual General Meeting yesterday.

The meeting, which took place at the Rizqun International Hotel, included the presentation of the chairman’s and treasurer’s report for the 2014/2015 session.

Speaking with The Brunei Times, the chairman of IET Simon Leong Kian Ann said it is an advantage for one to join the institution as it fosters professional networking.

“It is a way for us to give back to the society and sacrifice some of our time to take up activities voluntarily apart from doing our professional job. It is not easy (to multitask responsibilities) but I enjoyed doing this (with IET) for the past 18 years,” he said.

Currently there are a total of 224 registered members in Brunei, a gradual increase from last year’s figure of 156 members in 2014.

He further said that with the new committee members, he aspires to have greater ties and relationship towards the development of the organisation.

“Not only we have our committee members, we also have two student chapters in Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) and Politeknik Brunei (PB),” said Leong.

For the new 2015/2016, Leong still retained his position as IET Brunei Chairman as well as other four office bearers holding the posts of vice chairman, secretary, assistant secretary and treasurer.

The nomination then continued with the nomination of new ordinary members where some still retain their memberships with IET.

IET is an international engineering institution which serves in countries such as the United Kingdom and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

According to IET Brunei’s website, one of its objectives is to facilitate the generation and dissemination of knowledge and advancement of science, engineering and technology through publishing, education and its networks.

Present at the event were committee members and volunteer students from ITB.

The Brunei Times