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03-Nov-2019 : Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) participates in the Civil Service Day Exhibition

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The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) and its Department joined 12 other Ministries in participating in the Civil Service Exhibition, held as one of the key activities under the 26th Civil Service Day Charity Recreation event. The event was held on Sunday, 3rd November 2019 at Taman Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien, Bandar Seri Begawan in conjunction with the 26th Civil Service Day. Organized by the Civil Service Institute (IPA), Public Service Commission (SPA) and Youth and Sports Department under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), the exhibition showcased information and activities related to the Ministries' services and existing initiatives. Present as the Guest of Honour was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office.

Also in attendance were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md. Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry; Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Haji Matsatejo  bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry; Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd. Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Industry); Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Corporate and Industry) and Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Energy and Power).

The Charity Recreation event aims to further enliven the celebration of Civil Service Day while engaging the general public to participate in educational and informative activities, sensitizing them on the services and various initiatives undertaken the 13 Ministries, departments and other government institutions. The event also aims to promote healthy lifestyle through various sports activities.

The Ministry showcased information on its three main portfolios namely energy, manpower and industry in an exhibition participated by the Department of Electrical Services (DES), the Brunei Climate Change Secretariat, Ease of Doing Business Secretariat (EODB), Halal Industry Development Unit, JobCentre Brunei, In-Country Value division and Pusat Pembangunan Kapasiti (PPK).

Upon arrival at the Ministry's booth, the Guest of Honour was briefed on the Ministry's vision, mission and core roles by Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd. Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Industry); Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Corporate and Industry) and Yang Mulia Awang Ajmin bin Haji Meludin, Acting Director of Human Resource and Corporate.

In line with the Ministry's effort to provide reliable, efficient, affordable and safe electricity supply to the nation, the Department of Electrical Services (DES) displayed its interactive Energy Saving Kiosk that enables visitors to see the monthly power usage of major household electrical appliances. It aims to instill energy conservation culture in the household.

The exhibition also showcased tampered household electricity meters as a part of the department's continuous effort to raise awareness on energy theft and meter tempering. The department is actively engaging relevant stakeholders, grass root leaders, communities and the general public on the major risks to public safety and property damage arising from the unlawful practice of tampering with electricity meters and cables.

While at the energy section of the exhibition, the Guest of Honour was briefed on the role of Brunei Climate Change Secretariat as an authority mandated to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate Brunei Darussalam's climate change policies, strategies and action plans. The Ministry through the secretariat took the opportunity to showcase a carbon footprint calculator, a tool that is being used to calculate greenhouse gas emissions caused by energy use. The secretariat was established in July 2018 and is secretariat to the Brunei National Climate Council.

The Ministry's industry portfolio were represented by the Ease of Doing Business Secretariat (EODB) and Halal Industry Development unit during the exhibition. EODB showcased information on BusinessBN as a portal that provide businesses with essential information on government services and reforms related to doing business in Brunei. While the Brunei Halal Showcase 2019 (BruHAS 2019) were socialized as a part of the Ministry's effort to promote the showcase that will be held from 11th to 15th November 2019 in BRIDEX, Jerudong. BruHAS is an initiative of the Ministry and Universiti Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) in raising awareness on the development of Halal industry and its contribution to the nation's economy. It aims to link the Halal sector as well as the relevant government agencies with industry players, academia and entrepreneurs by sharing the latest academic findings and industry's best practices, while providing a platform for Halal Industry entrepreneurs to showcase Halal products and services.

Manpower services were also promoted during the exhibition by JobCentre Brunei, who assisted visitors with registration to their online portal and introduced them to available services offered. Other initiatives to develop local workforce includes the Ministry's i-Usahawan initiatives and Pusat Pembangunan Kapasiti (PPK) program. Led by the Ministry's In-Country Value division, the i-Usahawan is an initiative to support our young Bruneian entrepreneurs to start, own and grow their own business and secure their first contract (ring fenced) with Government, Government Link Companies (GLC) and Statutory Bodies. The Ministry has also exhibited information on the latest program offered being offered by PPK. The program are scaffolder, rigger, heavy vehicle driver, marker fitter, sales assistant and sewing machine operator.

The event marks the Ministry's first participation in the civil service day charity recreation event since becoming a Ministry in 2018. The Ministry will continue to promote its services and initiatives to support the country's national development initiatives through various national events. It is hoped that event like this will promote the Ministry's corporate visibility through a charity recreation activities.


The Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office listen to the briefing on the Ministry's mission, vision and core roles. 

The Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office listen to the briefing on registration to the JobCentre portal and its services.


The Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd. Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Industry) and Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Corporate and Industry) in a group photo with MEMI's officers and staff during the exhibition.



Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md. Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry at DES's meter tempering booth.


Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md. Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry; Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd. Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Industry); Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Energy and Power); officers and staff of MEMI during the exhibition.


Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry; Yang Berhormat Dayang Khairunnisa binti Ash'ari, Legislative Council Member; Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd. Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Industry) in a group photo with officers and staff of MEMI during the exhibition


 

 


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