| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE launching of the Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) Campus should bring more focus to RB’s most important asset: the employees who ensure the airlines primary goal of connecting Bruneians to a wider world.
This was stated yesterday by the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, in his capacity as the Chairman of the RB Board of Directors.
“We are here today to officially launch the RB Campus, which in itself is not just a simple rebranding of the facility – it is an emphasis on how much RB values is the development of human capital,” he said. “This view is shared by Darussalam Assets (DA) as one of the key building blocks to the long-term success of any organisation.
“Executed and implemented efficiently, the benefits of training, knowledge-sharing and having a continuous learning corporate culture are immense. Looking at it in a macro view, training and development will efficiently improve the performance of a group, much like our new aircraft.”
The minister then went on to say that both people and skills are the heart of economic prosperity. “With the rapid technological transformations happening in all industries, especially aviation, the development of skills is ever more critical in today’s business landscape.”
He also lauded DA’s continuous support for RB’s restructuring efforts.
“Darussalam Assets largely believes in improving industry structures and sectors strategies. With government-linked companies (GLCs) acting as mediums to provide and deliver cost-effective solutions that are aligned in nation-building objectives, RB does not fall short in this case.
“Over the past few years, RB has witnessed a number of achievement including the obtainment of third-party financing for what is currently the world’s youngest aircraft fleet; the launching and relaunching of several new routes; collaborations with government ministries and agencies to boost tourism, Brunei destination marketing programmes and more.
“There are many significant milestones that have been achieved, but there are more to aspire to achieve in the years to come,” he said.