Opening Ceremony of the 39th Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al- Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to receive the AFEO Distinguished Honorary Patron Award, conferred by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations, AFEO. The conferment was announced at the Opening Ceremony of the 39th Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations, CAFEO 39, hosted by the Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects, PUJA.

The conference was held virtually yesterday morning at the International Convention Centre in Berakas. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ingenieur Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar in his keynote address among others explained that in driving the shift to a low carbon ASEAN, investments on infrastructure for decarbonisation are required. At the same time, the Minister of Development added that ASEAN also requires investments on infrastructure to reduce climate change impacts.

Ingenieur Haji Mohammad Zin bin Haji Salleh, President of PUJA and Chairman of AFEO 2021 said that the Award is conferred in recognition of the achievements and remarkable social, economic and engineering development of Brunei Darussalam under His Majesty's wise leadership.

The AFEO Distinguished Honorary Fellow was received by the Minister of Energy. While recipients for the AFEO Honorary Fellows Awards were the Minister of Health, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy for Economy and the Deputy Minister of Development. Over almost four decades, CAFEO has been a platform for ASEAN engineers to exchange ideas, information and knowledge in engineering, technology and best practices.

Source: Radio Television Brunei