Towing away tonnes of road hazards

Azlan Othman

Bengkel Kereta Berakas Sdn Bhd (BKB) launched its new heavy vehicle towing service yesterday in Lambak Kanan Industrial area in support of the National Road Safety Council’s (MKKJR) ‘Brunei Darussalam Road Safety Strategic Plan 2025’.

The new addition caters for all heavy vehicle types weighing more than eight tonnes.

In his address during the opening ceremony, Managing Director of BKB Mohammad Ali Hashim bin Haji Mohammad highlighted that one of the main objectives of the service was to address the issue of heavy commercial vehicles found broken down and stranded
on the road.

This led to potentially dangerous situations, which is a concern highlighted under the Brunei Darussalam Road Safety Strategic Plan 2025 as one of its 10 key performance indicators – reducing the proportion of accidents involving heavy commercial vehicles by 50 per cent.

To support the goal, BKB expanded its towing service to include heavy vehicles.

Officiating the launch of the new heavy vehicle towing service was the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Hairul bin Mohd Daud who is also Secretary of the MKKJR.

Also in attendance was the Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, Chairperson of BKB.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, Chairperson of BKB with Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunication Haji Hairul bin Mohd Daud in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah during a ceremonial blessing of new vehicles