His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office in a sabda said that the Brunei LNG Sendirian Berhad, BLNG has been instrumental in supporting a variety of current and future initiatives on developing Bruneians by supporting the investment in people development and ensuring a sustainable transfer of skills and knowledge for the locals.
In the sabda, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince as Chairman of Brunei LNG Sendirian Berhad said he has been informed on the encouraging development as 93 per cent of the current total workforce comprise of local talent, which is highly significant to the aspiration of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in developing local tealnets in the oil and gas industry through the 'Bruneianisation Programme'. His Royal Highness made the sabda at BLNG's 50th anniversary celebration yesterday afternoon. The function took place at Indera Kayangan Ballroom, The Empire Brunei.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussien, Minister of Energy and Mr. Patrice Girard, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Brunei LNG. Also present were Cabinet Ministers.
The ceremony commenced with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Awang Haji Mohammad bin Haji Salleh, Head of the Muslim Employees Body of BLNG.
In his welcoming remarks, Mr Patrice Girard attributed BLNG's longevity due to the conjunction of multiple success conditions, namely the strong relationship built over the years with BLNG's three Japanese foundation buyers namely JERA; Tokyo Gas and Osaka Gas, as well as more recent relationship with other buyers such as SLMT, PLL and KOCH.
In the sabda, His Royal Highness emphasised the importance of BLNG's contribution and its important role in the economic development of Brunei Darussalam throughout the 50 years.
His Royal Highness then received Pasambah in the form of BLNG's 50th Anniversary Coffee Table Book and BLNG's liquefaction train model.
BLNG celebrated its Golden Jubilee this year, and will continue to support and realise the aspiration of His Majesty to increase job opportunities for locals through government initiatives.
The celebration was enlivened with silat and ethnic dance performances from Belait and Iban ethnics.
BLNG mission is to be a recognised leader in safety, business integrity, production and commercial excellence to bring value for the country.
His Royal Highness then received in audience BLNG buyers from JERA, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas and SMLT.
Prior to leaving, His Royal Highness took a group photo together with BLNG Management Team, Board of Directors and buyers. As the oldest running LNG in the world, BLNG is still going strong with the vision of becoming a leading and competitive LNG provided.
Source: Radio Television Brunei