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COVID-19 Brunei: Brunei records eight days with no new cases (as of 20.01.2021)




BY James Kon

Brunei Darussalam entered its eighth day with no new COVID-19 cases keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 174.

Two active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in the Tutong District.

Read more: COVID-19 Brunei: Brunei records eight days with no new cases (as of 20.01.2021)

LegCo members visit Belait KKP (2021)

BY Daniel Lim

A delegation of 16 Legislative Council (LegCo) members on Wednesday visited seven Agricultural Development Areas (KKP) in the Belait District as part of a series of KKP trips across the nation.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab joined the delegation as they met at the Tropical Biodiversity Centre.

Read more: LegCo members visit Belait KKP (2021)

JPES to conduct population, housing census (2021)

The Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (JPES), Ministry of Finance and Economy will conduct the sixth Population and Housing Census (BPP) for Brunei Darussalam this year to compile comprehensive and latest information on the total population, households and the total stock of living quarters in the country, the department said in a press release on Wednesday.

Read more: JPES to conduct population, housing census (2021)

Realising innovative directions for united region (2021)

As Brunei Darussalam assumes the chair for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) this year, it is a vital responsibility for the nation to open a “fresh chapter in projecting innovative directions forward for ASEAN to stay united, connected, effective and pertinent for our people and our strategic partners”.

Read more: Realising innovative directions for united region (2021)

Sights set on ASEAN economic revival (2021)

Developing a recovery plan for ASEAN Tourism and negotiations for a possible ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA), as well as establishing the ASEAN Investment Facilitation Framework and the ASEAN Joint Declaration on Energy Transition and Energy Security are among the 10 Priority Economic Deliveries (PEDs) proposed by Brunei Darussalam for the ASEAN Economic Community.

Read more: Sights set on ASEAN economic revival (2021)


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