Energy Dep’t website to post LegCo issues

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THE minister of energy and industry at the Prime Minister’s Office said all issues put forward to the department at the 12th Legislative Council (LegCo) sitting will be posted on their website with updates on their progress as the year goes on.

“We will put up every issue (pertaining to the energy and industry department) up on our website and update the progress on each of them throughout the year,” said Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohammad Yasmin Hj Umar.

He said the public will be able to see the status of each concern raised, whether there are improvements and developments.

One of the repeated queries raised during the Legislative Council sitting by appointed members was on foreign direct investments (FDI).

The LegCo members asked what are some of the measures in place to attract more FDIs into Brunei.

“We will pursue an aggressive campaign on promoting FDIs, especially to make Bruneians understand what we have to offer to foreign investors,” the minister said.

In terms of ease of doing business and supporting it – as well as legal reforms – the government has been doing a lot, YB Pehin Dato Hj Mohd Yasmin said.

“Almost every day, we are doing something on it. For example tomorrow, we will have a steering committee on the ease of doing business for all the ministries,” he said.

The minister added that relevant government agencies are meeting regularly to discuss the issues.

“On FDIs, we (the government) are very clear on what we want and we are also very transparent to the would-be foreign investors on what Brunei has to offer,” said YB Pehin Dato Hj Mohd Yasmin.

Brunei is very safe, pristine and tranquil, he said, adding the environment for raising a family here is accommodating.

“The international schools here are world class, and some of the higher education institutions here are also of that stature. With all these, why can’t we be the destination for FDIs?” he said.

The Brunei Times