ICE has strengthened its alliance with the engineering profession in Brunei through signing an Agreement of Cooperation with Pertubuhan Ukur Jurutera dan Arkitek (PUJA), the representative body for registered professionals in the fields of surveying, engineering, and architecture.
The agreement ensures collaboration between the two institutions, by promoting ‘the development of a closer working relationship, to the mutual benefit of their members and in the interests of advancing the engineering profession and benefitting society’.
A signing ceremony was conducted at the headquarters of the Brunei Public Works Department, part of the Ministry of Development, on 8 August 2019, witnessed by guest of honour Minister of Development and ICE Fellow, Dato Ir. Suhaimi Gafar.
ICE International Membership Recruitment Manager Patrick Courtney exchanged the Agreement with PUJA President Siti Rozaimeriyanty Dato Rahman.
ICE Training Scheme renewal
The ceremony also included the presentation of a letter of renewal for an ICE Training Scheme to the Permanent Secretary (Infrastructure, Housing and Professional), Ir. Amer Hishamuddin PDH Zakaria CEng MICE.
The Ministry of Development has responsibility for public works, land use, environment, public housing and national geomatics and is instrumental in supporting ICE Professional Reviews, which take place in Brunei annually.
Patrick Courtney presenting an ICE Training Scheme renewal to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development.
Of the ceremony, ICE Representative for Brunei, Bahrin Mohammad CEng MICE, said: “With 143 members based in Brunei, including 10 Fellows and 91 Chartered members, ICE has a well-established and fruitful association with engineering in Brunei.
"The ICE Training Scheme with the Ministry of Development helps to ensure Brunei’s trainee engineers have access to world-class professional development, while the signing of an Agreement of Cooperation with
PUJA ushers in a new and exciting era of collaboration.”