World Habitat Day marked with prayers

Azlan Othman

The Housing Development Department of the Ministry of Development (MoD) yesterday held mass Asar prayer and Doa Kesyukuran at its surau to mark World Habitat Day.

The occasion, marked on the first Monday of October, this year carries the theme ‘Housing For All: A Better Urban Future.’

Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar attended.

The theme, chosen by the United Nations (UN) Habitat, is timely with national development towards Brunei Vision 2035. The theme calls for housing areas to take holistic measures to provide better life quality, with the provision of adequate public facilities towards sustainable development.

The ceremony began with mass Asar prayer, reading of Ratib Al-Attas and Doa Kesyukuran.

Deputy Minister of Development Dato Seri Paduka Ar Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure, Housing and Professional) at the MoD Ir Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Zakaria; department heads, senior officers and staff from the ministry also attended.

Minister of Development Dato Seri Setia Ir Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar at the event. PHOTO: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT