| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
THE Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) Brunei strengthened its professional alliance with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) UK with the signing of a MoA yesterday.
The signing was meant for PUJA to further enhance its communication and relations with other associations and institutions.
Held at the Public Works Department Headquarters, the MoA signing was conducted conjointly with the certification presentation ceremony for ICE (UK)’s training scheme renewal with the Ministry of Development (MoD).
Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, who is also a fellow member of ICE (UK), was the guest of honour.
Officiating the event was Legislative Council member and PUJA President Yang Berhormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman, and PUJA Vice-President for the Engineering Division Haji Mohd Zin bin Haji Mohd Salleh, together with ICE representatives Patrick Courtney (ICE Membership Recruitment Manager) and Theban Arumugam (ICE SEA Business Development Manager).
ICE, which is an independent professional body for civil engineers based in the UK, has long been established as one of the world’s most respected engineering associations. Over the years, the institution has played its role in supporting and promoting professional learning (for both civil engineering students and existing practitioners), managing and safeguarding the professional ethics and status of engineers worldwide, as well as representing the interests of the profession in dealings with governments and other matters.
With over 92,000 members all over the world (three-quarters of whom are located in the UK, while the rest are from more than 150 countries), the international civil engineering institution has set high standards for its membership, while working with the industry and academia in advancing the engineering field. ICE has been recognised for awarding professional qualifications that are of industry level, leading global debates on infrastructure and the built environment, as well as providing quality training and education.
These affiliations not only serve to uplift the status of the national institution and the construction sector, but they are also means to exchange ideas and knowledge with other professional bodies.
Event chairman and PUJA council member cum ICE representative to Brunei Bahrin bin Haji Mohammad, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Wijaya Pengiran Dr Haji Ismail bin Pengiran Haji Damit; Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin; Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the MoD Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak; Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure, Housing and Professional) at the MoD Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Zakaria; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof; Deputy Permanent Secretary (Construction Industry and Development) at the MoD Hajah Siti Aidah binti Haji Mohammad; Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MoD Alice Lim Sui Kau; government officers; and the vice-presidents, fellow and corporate members of PUJA Brunei were also present.