Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>Brunei>>Transport>>Muara Port can be gateway to BIMP-EAGA
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs     August 3,  2016  

Muara Port can be gateway to BIMP-EAGA

Brunei:MUARA Port should be promoted as a gateway into BIMP-EAGA by whomever is going to take over operations in the coming future, said the president of the Brunei Freight Forwarders Association (BRUFA)

“What I can see immediately is BIMP-EAGA, or the (ASEAN) West Economic Corridor. We should promote ourselves as part of this sub-region, be able to bring things into the country and distribute to BIMP-EAGA region,” BRUFA President Thomas Koh said.

He said there should be policies to encourage trans-shipment and smoother flow of logistics in and out of the container port.

Koh said the container port should also have facilities for freight forwarders to operate, similar to other countries’ logistics centres.

He said members of the logistics sector wanted the port operator to be more than an entity which just provides services and facilities.

“Service is the standard. If you are doing a business and you are not providing the service, you won’t survive,” he said.

“Whoever runs the port must bring additional advantage to the port, and in turn additional advantage to the country. We want our Muara port to be marketed internationally, we want new ships to be coming in.”

Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Mustappa Hj Sirat had announced plans for port operations to be eventually taken over by a government-linked company (GLC), with the government shifting its role from being a port operator to a port regulator.

In a briefing held last week, the minister said a Maritime and Port Authority will be established to oversee the regulation of ports and vessels in Brunei. He said the ministry is outsourcing port operations to Philippine company International Container Terminal Services. But the government wants port operations to be handled by GLCs in the future and is negotiating with Darussalam Assets, an investment holding company for GLCs, to take over Muara Port’s operation.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories                           August  2,, 2016 Subsribe Now !
• Economist touts Mandiri, BNI merger to boost growth Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Singapore-US deal to help companies work together in third-party markets
• Auto firms await Gov’t decision on imports
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Muara Port can be gateway to BIMP-EAGA
• Banking is top sector for online hires: study
Asean Analysis                  Jully 22, 2016
• Asean Analysis July 22, 2016
Singapore-U.S. Relations to Set Pace for Twenty-first Century U.S. Engagement in Southeast Asia
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch   August 2, 2016

• Asean Stock Watch-August 2, 2016
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update  July 22, 2016

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand