The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry and its Department held Maulidur Rasul celebration to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on 26th November 2018. Present at the ceremony as the Guest of Honour was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny Bin Haji Mohd. Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry.
The Brunei Energy Industry Integrity Pact Recognition event of 2018 Signatories was held on 15 November 2018, at the Indera Kayangan Hall, The Empire Hotel and Country Club. The event recognises 32 new signatories to the pact, comprising of both Bruneian owned and international companies that have affirmed their commitment to integrity and transparency in business operations. Present at the event as the Guest of Honour was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd. Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry.
The Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry and its departments held Dikir Maulud in conjunction with the Mulidur Rasul at the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque on 9th November 2018. Present at the ceremony was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny Bin Haji Mohd. Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry.
On 6 November 2018, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md. Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry held an engagement session with over 40 Bruneians working at the Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd (BLNG) at the BLNG Main Building. Present during the engagement were Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary (Energy); Yang Mulia Awang Haji Zolkiflee bin Haji Abdul Karim, Permanent Secretary (Manpower); Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Permanent Secretary (Industry); Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Haji Petra, the Deputy Permanent Secretary (Power, IT, and E-Government); and Haji Mohd Jaafar bin Hj Awang Bakar, the Acting Managing Director of BLNG.
The annual ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting held its 36th session on 29 to 30 October 2018 in Singapore. Themed "Transforming Energy: Invest, Innovate and Integrate", the meeting was chaired by His Excellency Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Energy and Industry of Singapore with vice chair, His Excellency Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy of Thailand. Other related meetings that took place were the 15th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting Plus Three (AMEM+3) and the 12th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM).
An innovative and revolutionary solution for off-grid electricity turned global attention to Brunei Darussalam as it took the centre stage at the 36th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) Gala Dinner by winning the ASEAN Energy Awards 2018 under the Renewable Energy (RE) project competition. Brunei Darussalam won first place under 'Off-Grid' category with a project titled "2 kWp Off-grid Solar PV System in Labi, Ulu-Belait, Brunei Darussalam", while Thailand won 2nd and 3rd place under the same category.
An inaugural Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting was held on 23 October 2018 in Tokyo, Japan which brought together 20 countries, including Brunei Darussalam to promote cooperation on research, development and deployment of hydrogen technologies within their societies. Together, the meeting shared views on hydrogen's potential as a key contributor to the energy transitions underway to a clean energy future and an important component of a broad-based, secure, sustainable and efficient energy portfolio.
Yang Berhormat Dato Dr Awang Hj Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry spoke at the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2018 organised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and the Asia Pacific Energy Research Council (APERC) in Nagoya, Japan on 22 October 2018. Also in attendance was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary (Energy), Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry.