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    Lifejackets, safety leaflets distributed

    |     Rokiah Mahmud     |

    THE Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam (MPABD) held a ceremony at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Jetty yesterday, where 50 lifejackets were handed to boat operators working along the Brunei River.

    The lifejackets were contributed by the Royal Brunei Technical Service (RBTS) as part of efforts to support the MPABD’s campaign in boosting safety standards for local water transport.

    Safety leaflets were also distributed among the boat operators, passengers and the public.

    The MPABD delivered a briefing on the importance of wearing lifejackets when boarding water transports.

    The event was jointly organised by the MPABD and the Ministry of Transport and Infocommuncations (MTIC).

    Permanent Secretary at the MTIC Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Transport, Research and Development) at the MTIC Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infocommunications, Cybersecurity, Strategy and Corporate) at the MTIC Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim attended the event.

    MPABD Chief Executive Haji Mohd Salihin bin Haji Aspar and several MTIC officers were also present.

    For information on current safety regulations, contact the Shipping Unit of the MPABD Operating Building at 2771354 during office hours or email to [email protected]

    Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof in a group photo with officials and boat operators at the distribution ceremony. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR
    Officials distribute life jackets to water taxi operators
    Water taxi operators in the Brunei River
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