Over the years, the Lumut area saw more housing settlement as well as a new industries and now it has become a small town with a population of approximately fifteen thousand people. According to the Deputy Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry, over the years, there are new industries in Lumut/Liang development areas for economic prosperity while at the same time, ensuring that operations are in harmony with the surrounding community. In this regard, industry players are urged to apply their industry best practices to minimize the combined impact of their operations to the community and environment. Dato Seri PadukaAwg Haji Matsatejo Bin Sokiaw made the call yesterday morning while officiating the Programme for Brunei LNG Roadshow on Operations and Impact to the community. It was held at the Multipurpose Hall of the Lumut-Liang Recreation Club.
Earlier, Patrice Girard, Brunei LNG Managing Director who is also the Chief Executive Officer elaborated that over the past 46 years, BLNG have delivered over 7000 cargoes or more than 261 million tons of LNG with Japanese buyers receiving 90 Percent of the volume. Today, there are 6 main buyers of LNG with the latest customer being Koch Supply and Trading Sarl, which inked the contract deal with BLNG earlier this year. He added that at the moment, 550 Bruneian staff or about 91 percent of the total workforce, are working at the plant.
The roadshow is part of Brunei LNG’s annual engagement session with its key external stakeholders. The roadshow aimed to provide awareness on Brunei LNG’s operations and projects addressing on concerns that may arise with regards to environmental impact.
Source: Radio Television Brunei