The First Meeting of the 16th Legislative Council Session starts yesterday with 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 in the titah stressed on the importance of reviewing human resource policies as an effective measure to increase job opportunities and tackle unemployment issues. Towards this, His Majesty has consented for the Manpower Planning and Employment Council, MPEC to be placed at the Prime Minister's Office. His Majesty also consented for the establishment of the Temburong District Development Authority, AKDT for generating the economy and improving the quality of life for citizens and residents in Temburong District.
In the titah at the Opening Ceremony of the First Meeting of the 16th Legislative Council, His Majesty also stressed on the need for the Legislative Council to be further empowered as some of the members are more towards asking question rather than giving out ideas or proposals that makes the deliberation less interesting. In the titah, the Monarch also touches on various aspects of economy that are currently facing uncertainty, further worsened with the world geo-political unrest and the COVID-19 outbreak. However, His Majesty says the country is still capable of recording encouraging growth rate, apart from enjoying a number of reformations in the aspect of infrastructure and policies.
Source: Radio Television Brunei