Encouraging response for e-commerce platforms

Rokiah Mahmud

The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam’s (AITI) e-commerce platform has received favourable responses from the public since its introduction last April.

Currently, there are 14 e-commerce platforms registered under AITI, which sell products ranging from food and beverages to clothing.

At the same time, the Community for Ramadhan initiative under Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) has 120 participating vendors and 300 more waiting to be listed.

“These platforms feature 200 products that are well received by the public,” said Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah yesterday, during a press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) building yesterday.

“Meanwhile, there are already 14,000 visitors to eKadaiBrunei, the online portal that offers a list of products and services.

“E-commerce as a platform for vendors to sell products allows companies to create jobs and hire more people for the delivery services. We can see from this that it does help the economy.”

The minister said the Ministry of Finance and Economy’s (MoFE) Department of Economic Planning and Statistics would be actively monitoring pricing by retailers during Ramadhan and the Hari Raya Aidilfitri season, to prevent unreasonable hikes in the prices of goods.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS