| James Kon |
AS A measure to build on the bilateral ties and increase investment and businesses opportunities between Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China, the recently established Brunei-China One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Association has announced the appointment of four honorary advisors.
The four are Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman bin Pengiran Haji Damit, Pengiran Dr Haji Mohd Yakub bin Pengiran Haji Othman, Pengiran Haji Damit Emran ibni Al-Marhum YIM Pengiran Digadong Shaibol Mal Pengiran Anak Haji Kamis and Haji Awang Ahmad Morshidi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Abdul Rahman.
According to a statement issued by the association, following the inauguration ceremony for the OBOR Association on December 18 last year, several enterprises and higher learning institutions in China have expressed interest in establishing collaborations with corresponding local companies and universities.
Further exploration into opportunities related to potential investments or collaborations are ongoing, and efforts are being focussed on converting recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) into practical implementation plans.
The details of scholarships, research work, and student attachments are also being finalised. Members of the public interested in the developments can get more information directly from the OBOR Association.
The Executive Committee of OBOR Association is drafting the expansion of the committee portfolio to bring onboard prominent Bruneian business leaders.
Such an expansion will help foster closer ties with relevant organisations, in particular, the Brunei Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam.