Friday, July 29, 2005

Brunei Tourism Board comes into being


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to the establishment of Brunei Tourism Board with effect from July 11, 2005.

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, in a media release, said the board will be chaired by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Primary Resources with the Permanent Secretary at the ministry as the Deputy Chairman, RTB reported.

Its other members comprise the Director of Tourism Development Department as the Secretary; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications; the Controller of Immigration and National Registration; the Director of Youth and Sports; Chief Executive Officer of Royal Brunei Airlines; and Presidents of the Brunei Hotels Association, Brunei Tourism Agency and the Brunei International Trade Association.

At the same time, His Majesty has also consented to the upgrade of the administration of the Tourism Development Section of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources as Tourism Development Department.

The establishment of the Brunei Tourism Board and the upgrade of the Tourism Development Section to be the Tourism Development Department is aimed at expediting the development of the tourism industry and ensuring its effectiveness towards enhancing its development, in line with the country's aspiration.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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