The Municipal Department has collaborated with several government agencies, such as the Authority for Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi), the Land Department at the Ministry of Development, Syariah Court Office, State Judiciary and the Heirs Registry Office at the High Court of Brunei to ensure building owners first settle their respective building tax dues before any related applications are allowed.
Since this initiative was implemented in August 2021 until January 31, 2023, more than BND10 million, which was 14.92 per cent of the total revenue dues (BND67 million), has been successfully collected.
This was highlighted by Minister of Home Affairs Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman at the 19th Legislative Council session yesterday.
Meanwhile, he said, the current revenue collection – from April 2022 until January 31, 2023 – the Municipal Departments has collected BND4,922,856.89.
In order to support initiatives and create a pro-business ecosystem in the Sultanate, the minister vowed that his ministry will examine relevant policies so that they are relevant to programmes and projects in the public sector.