Science, Technology and Innovation developments in ASEAN discussed

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) and Chairman of ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) for Brunei Darussalam Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof attended the 78th Meeting of ASEAN COSTI via video conferencing from October 21-22.

ASEAN COSTI is a platform for ASEAN member states to discuss developments in science, technology and innovation as well as the latest ASEAN projects and initiatives in science, technology and innovation. This year’s ASEAN COSTI-78 meeting was chaired by Deputy Chief Executive (Research), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) of Singapore Professor Andy Hor.

The meeting also held a mid term review of the ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) 2016 – 2025 and COSTI Annual priorities, including COVID-19 collaboration; ASEAN High Performance Computing (HPC) Shared Infrastructure Initiative; and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) Concept Note. Deputy Permanent Secretary (Infocommunications, Cybersecurity, Strategy and Corporate) at the MTIC Haji Hairul Mohd Daud bin Haji Abdul Karim and senior MTIC officials also attended.

The video conference in session. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND INFOCOMMUNICATIONS