| Azaraimy HH |
A WELCOMING dinner for the delegates of the 9th BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East-Asian Growth Area) Transport Ministers’ Meeting (9th TMM) was held last night at the Rizqun International Hotel’s Songket Ballroom in Gadong.
The dinner, hosted by the Minister of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, was held to give the delegates an opportunity to socialise in a less formal setting before the meeting begins today at the International Con-vention Centre (ICC) in Berakas.
The guests, including senior officials from BIMP-EAGA member states, the private sector as well as other relevant agencies involved with the transport industry, were treated to an evening of traditional song and dance performances.
As a prelude to today’s ministerial meeting, an informal meeting for Senior Transport Officials was also held yesterday at the ICC, chaired by Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications (MinComm).
The meeting discussed various issues and proposals on improving the imple-mentation of MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) as well as the implemen-tation of transport projects which will be presented to the ministers.