Legislative Council Members Working Visit

Towards enhancing the public's mobility and contributing to the increase of productivity and economic growth, the Land Transport Department, is actively preparing a number tender procedures for several important processes under the public transportation system upgrading project which is expected to be implemented by the second quarter of 2019. Aside from that, the use of the DART platform was also introduced in efforts to enhance mobility which provides a source of income, reducing the rate of unemployment and facilitating transportation with the use of the latest ICT developments.

The information was shared during the working visit by Members of the Legislative Council this morning at JPD in Kampung Beribi. The delegation was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pendikar Alam Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Hasrin bin Dato Paduka Awang Haji Sabtu. The Public Transportation System Upgrading Project Exhibition also showcased the activities of the National Road Safety Council, MKKJR.

During the visit, the delegation was briefed on the objective of the National Road Safety Council towards enhancing the level of road safety in the country, through diversifying efforts to promote and raise awareness on road safety to the society through religious activities and roadshows.

The visitors also took a closer look at the service counters at the JPD headquarters, including the New Vehicles registration Service counter and the Vehicle Licence Renewal Service Counter.

The JPD Vehicle Inspection Centre was also visited by the delegation. Currently, the centre in Kampung Beribi provides inspection services for Brunei government BG registered vehicles, change of ownership, change of licence plates registrations, and inspections for engine and vehicle paint changes.

The visit ended at the Bayu Ilham Motors Sendirian Berhad Vehicle Inspection Centre at Jalan Bengkurong Masin in Kampung Bengkurong. The company is among 15 workshops registered with JPD to carry out inspections on personal vehicles which are 7 years and above as well as commercial vehicles. The working visit aimed to take a closer look at services conducted by the Land Transport Department specifically for the public apart from providing an approach on the country's land transport sector's issues and projects prior to the Meeting Session with the Ministry of Communications scheduled for the 26th of November.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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