Ministry Of Transport and Info Communications’ Budget for the Financial Year 2019/2020

With the provision of the Ministry of Transport and Info communications' budget of 53 million 722 thousand and 753 dollars for the Financial Year 2019/2020, the ministry will further enhance efforts in planning and implementing initiatives towards the growth of a sustainable transport and info-communications sector, in upholding the budget theme of Investing In Our Future. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Info-communications in deliberating the budget proposal said that with the allocation provided, the ministry will ensure the transport and info-communications sector plays its role as a catalyst and facilitator. This effort will be guided by the new Strategic Plan 2019/2023 which among other matters will include SIX main policies.

First is corporatisation and privatisation. This priority covers postal services, establishment of a land transport authority as well as a civil aviation authority. Second, ensuring the sustainability of the transport and info-communications sector. The policy includes ensuring services can be obtained easily by consumers and at a suitable rate. Apart from that, supervision will also be enhanced to ensure healthy competition and facilitation of the development of the sectors. Third is safety and well-being. This policy not only covers land, air and water transportation but also cyber-security. The fourth policy is updating the administration and management system by inculcating the use of digital technology. This is in order to achieve cost-effectiveness and transparency in the process carried out. Fifth is updating the law and enhancing enforcement. This effort will strengthen the direction of the policy and regulation implementation, aside from ensuring the interests of related parties including consumers are protected and sixth is by taking advantage of regional and international bilateral relations. This is to ensure the country's transport and info-communications sector is in line with regional and international standards and developments.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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