Brunei, S’pore discuss environment issues

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

BRUNEI and Singapore have agreed to exchange ideas on green consumerism, such as using green labels to drive sustainable consumption and production.

A joint statement issued after the 10th Brunei-Singapore Annual Exchange of Visits yesterday said both countries will strengthen exchanges in water resources management through knowledge sharing.

Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Bahrin Abdullah and Singaporean Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli Masagos Mohamad reaffirmed the outstanding relations between both countries and reiterated their commitments to enhance cooperation on environment.

“Singapore and Brunei will strengthen their knowledge sharing on development, implementation, operation and maintenance of water treatment plants and network systems, water demand management and water conservation, flood mitigation and used water management,” the statement read.

Both countries welcomed the exchange of information on air quality reporting systems particularly on PM10 and PM2.5 for haze monitoring in the region.

The ministers also endorsed continued collaboration in waste management by both countries, particularly the exchange of experiences in recycling of e-waste and food waste, and enforcement to curb littering.

The Brunei Times