A dialogue session was organised by the Department of Electrical Services, Department of Water Services and DST Network Sdn Bhd to familiarise Brunei-Muara District’s penghulus and village heads with the new Unified Smart Metering System (USMS) at the Brunei-Muara District Office on Monday.
The attendees were briefed on USMS, its efficiency compared to the old system and its benefits for consumers.
The USMS allows consumers to top up without needing a card and keying in numbers manually.
They can check the balance via phones, online as well as through authorised retail stores known as e-dealers.
STKRJ Kampong Katok ‘B’ Acting Village Head Captain (Rtd) Pengiran Muhd Redzuan bin Pengiran Haji Said commended the effort carried out to increase digitalisation under Brunei Vision 2035. He said he will share information gained with the villagers.
Kampong Kapok Village Head Shahminan bin Haji Abdul Rahman also applauded the effort as part of the Sultanate’s development.
Kampong Lumapas ‘B’ Acting Village Head Mohd Ali bin Tanjong said the USMS will be convenient because consumers can monitor both water and electrical usages under one system.