MoFE closes several counters, revises hours for others

Wani Roslan

In efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Sultanate, the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) announced the closure and shortened operating hours for several service counters of its divisions and departments starting today until further notice.

The temporary closure of the service counters are Treasury Department (excluding Production and Sales counters at State Store in Gadong (Stor Negara) and Payment Services Counter; Royal Customs and Excise Department (excluding counters at post offices); Registry of Companies and Business Names (ROCBN) ; Revenue Division and Industry and Ecosystem Division.

Service counters that shortened its operations from 8am to 2pm are Payment Services Counter (Cheque and Payment Collection Pensions) at the Treasury Department, Counter at the Royal Customs and Excise Department in relation to the Mail Processing Centre or Post Offices in Seria, Mumong, Tutong and Muara; Financial Counter, Corporate Affairs Department in the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics; and Workshop and Payment Services Counter at Weigh and Measures Unit, National Standard Centre.

To make online applications and payments through relevant systems, a drop-box services will be provided, which will be placed at relevant departments and divisions to enable the public to submit the forms or documents for the services provided.

For requests, complaints and inquiries, the public may contact the Treasury Department’s Customer Service Centre at 2383444, Financial Services and Supplies Division at 2383666/2383444 or WhatsApp 7373222, Payment Section and Revenue Collection at 2380822/2383460, Account Section at 2383444, the Royal Customs and Excise Department at 2382333/2382361, Department of Economic Planning and Statistics at 2233344, Revenue Division at 2383933/2380651, Registry of Companies and Business Names (ROCBN) at 2383444/2380505/2380879, Industry and Business Ecosystem Division’s Headquarters of Cooperative Development Unit at 2444121/2444123 ext 407/414/415, Tutong District Branch at 4261489/4261490/4222440, Temburong District Branch at 5221781/5221321 and Belait District Branch at 3335052/
3336352/ 3342975.