Response to ‘Can authorities clarify on unused government buildings?’

THE Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry (MEMI) would like to refer to the letter ‘Can authorities clarify on unused government buildings?’ by Ugan Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, published in the Opinion page of the Borneo Bulletin on December 22, 2018.

We thank the writer for his observation and concerns.

The Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School was closed since October 2015 because of structural integrity issues and was converted into an industrial training centre in July 2017.

The repair and strengthening works of existing buildings at the site were completed in January 2018.

The structures are restored to full serviceability and are fit for their new purpose.

The ministry would like to share that 974 jobseekers successfully completed various programmes in 2018.

Plans are in place to receive new students and launch new programmes in 2019 and beyond.

– Corporate Communications Unit, Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry