The World Town Planning Day is celebrated on every 8th of November by over 30 countries worldwide. The celebration among other things aims to celebrate and appreciate the role of planning and development in striving for quality living environment. A mixture of coloured lights at the Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Bridge and the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge were lit on the 7th November night.
Light colours in green, yellow, red, purple and blue are lit as a sign of support for the World Town Planning Day Celebration. The colours are interrelating to the colours of the land use planning zone and the colours are lit together to showcase the importance of having mixed and integrated development to create balanced and sustainable development.
The lights are on from 7 in the evening until 5 in the morning, 9th of November 2020. This has been the initiative of the Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Development and the Department of Road, Public Works Department. This year's celebration will be held on 19th of November with the theme 'Kemajuan Berperancangan dan Sepadu, Persekitaran Berkualiti' or 'Quality Environment Through Planned and Integrated Development'.
Source: Radio Television Brunei