The welcoming business environment that Brunei Darussalam offers to Canadian companies has increased trade and economic activities between the two countries in the past 26 years.
This was stated by High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei Darussalam Jeanette Stovel during the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Coastal Surveillance System (NCSS) Project at Kampong Kuala Tutong yesterday.
“We have seen increased trade and economic activities between our two countries, including some major investments in Brunei by Canadian companies such as CAE Brunei MPTC (multi-purpose training centre), Simpor Pharma and GDMS (General Dynamics Mission Systems) Canada,” she said.
The high commissioner said the Canadian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam continues to connect Canadian companies and institutions to the Sultanate in a range of sectors including security, education, oil and gas, agriculture and agrifood, aerospace and information technology.
“I am very pleased to see that GDMS Canada has made Brunei the centre of their Asia-Pacific footprint by investing in the future through their newly-established Asia-Pacific office,” she said, adding that she was pleased to witness the ceremony before the end of her tenure.
“I have found Bruneians to be charming hosts and active interlocutors. I am sure the newest arrivals, the team from GDMS Canada will find the same,” she said.