A contract signing ceremony under the i-Usahawan programme was held between the Department of Electrical Services (DES), Ministry of Energy and two local companies - DKH General Contractor and Fath-Briz Sdn Bhd, bringing a total of 3 i-Usahawan contracts awarded by DES. Held on 6th August 2020 at DES's Headquarters, the event was attended by officers and staff form the Ministry and DES.
The Ministry of Energy, its Department and associated Statutory Bodies held a Korban Ceremony in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidil Adha for the year 1441 Hijrah / 2020 Masihi. Co-organized by the Ministry's Strategic Planning Unit, and Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA), the event was held at the East Wing Conference Hall, Prime Minister's Office Building Complex. Present as the Guest of Honour was Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, the Acting Minister of Energy.
The i-Usahawan Programme was launched by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on 1st August 2018 in conjunction with the 13th National Youth Day Celebration, as a new initiative to provide business opportunities for aspiring local youth entrepreneurs to competitively participate in low risk (ring-fenced) contracts or tenders. The program began with 30 contracts from the oil and gas industry, and has since grown to include 42 energy sector contracts, from Government, Government Linked Companies (GLCs) and Statutory Bodies. Several more are also being identified for other sectors. The awarded contracts are run and managed by 100% locals, from the owners down to the management and employees of the businesses
The Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change (BNCCC), co-chaired by the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Development, officially launched Brunei Darussalam's National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP) on 25th July 2020. The launching ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall, Prime Minister's Office Complex.
The Ministry of Energy, its Department and associated Statutory Bodies held a "Doa Kesyukuran, Sembahyang Fardhu Asar and Sembahyang Sunat Hajat " ceremony in conjunction with the 74th birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. The event was held on 29th Zulkaedah 1441 H corresponding to 21stJuly 2020 at Ash-Shaliheen Mosque. Present at the ceremony as the Guest of Honor was Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy.
Since the discovery of oil in 1929, the Oil and Gas industry has grown with strength to become the largest and most mature economic sector in Brunei Darussalam. It accounted for nearly 60% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product and 90% of exports in 2019. The Ministry of Energy has played a pivotal role in development of hydrocarbon reserves as the country’s main source of revenue. In the recent years, the Oil and Gas industry has seen major milestones particularly in the expansion and diversification of its downstream sector. This is in line with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s titah in conjunction with His Majesty’s 71st birthday celebration, whereby His Majesty highlighted the need for continuous efforts to boost economic growth through the entries of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Towards achieving economic growth, His Majesty also stressed greater collaboration between the private and public sectors. As such, these remain at the heart of the Ministry of Energy’s mission.
Donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) were handed over by Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary (Energy), Ministry of Energy to Yang Mulia Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Maiddin bin Pengiran Haji Said, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) at the Sukarelawan Belia Operation Centre at Pusat Bahagia, Pulaie in an effort to combat COVID-19.
Hengyi Industries Sendirian Berhad (Hengyi) today, 18th May 2010 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officiate the first supply of transportation fuels (Gasoline, Diesel and Jet A1 fuel) from Hengyi to Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd (BSM), marking the start of the Pulau Muara Besar Refinery’s supply of refined fuel products to the domestic market. The Refinery is expected to reduce Brunei’s dependency on imported fuel products while also generating products for export.