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Roadshow throws light on ease of doing business reforms

AS PART of a continuous effort to disseminate information pertaining to the ease of doing business in Brunei Darussalam, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) together with government departments held a roadshow yesterday at the convention centre at Jalan McKerron, Kuala Belait.

The roadshow’s purpose was to raise public awareness and better understanding on the reforms the MoF and relevant agencies have implemented to make it easier for businesses to start and operate in the country.

It aimed to be a platform for visitors to gather information about the services offered by the participating agencies and departments, and how these services can benefit them when they establish and develop their own businesses in the future.

Present at the event were representatives from participating MoF departments such as the Treasury Department, Royal Customs and Excise Department, Employees Trust Fund (TAP), Revenue Section, Registration of Companies and Business Names (ROCBN) Division, as well as Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), the Postal Services Department, Ease of Doing Business Unit, Energy and Industry Department, DARe (Darussalam Enterprise), Bank Usahawan and Brunei Darussalam Accounting Standards Council (BDASC).

Also among the attendees were YB Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin, Legislative Council member and Penghulu of Mukim Liang; mukim penghulus and village heads; as well as heads of departments.

YB Haji Abdul Hamid bin Haji Mumin, member of the Legislative Council and Penghulu of Mukim Liang asks a question during the question-and-answer session

Attendees visiting a booth at the roadshow

The department representatives delivered presentations outlining the inner workings of their departments and showing how to properly make use of the reformed systems and how they contribute to the ease of doing business.

A question-and-answer session was held at the end of the presentations.

According to Rozaidah binti Haji Abdul Rahman, a public relations officer at the MoF, yesterday’s roadshow in Belait is the roadshow staged by the ministry in 2018, with the previous one held in Temburong on April 3.

“Alhamdulillah, we have observed many attendees participating in the roadshow here today, to not only learn about the departments and efforts put forth by them to improve the ease of doing business in the country, but also to pose questions to the relevant departments,” she said.

She added that the event also served to help increase interest in the departments under the MoF and participating agencies among roadshow visitors.

The MoF’s third roadshow is scheduled to be held at the Main Hall of the Tutong District Civic Centre Complex on April 9.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin, Friday, April 6, 2018