CPD Seminar

CPD Seminar

Venue: Institute of Health Science (IHS) Building, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Co-organised by :

Survey Department, Ministry of Development (MOD),

Land Surveying & GIS Mapping Section, Brunei Institution of Geomatics (B.I.G.),

Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)

Date: Wednesday , 28th August 2019 / 27 Zulhijjah 1440

Venue: IHS Lecture Theater 2

Program:

8.00am-8.20am: Registration

8.30am: Recital of Surah Al-Fatihah

8.35am: Welcoming Remarks by President of B.I.G, 

Haji Ali Bakar bin Haji Kasim

Opening Speech by Acting Surveyor,

Abd Aziz bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdullah

8.45am-9.30am: Paper 1 by: Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad,

Topic : “Mengejar Bayangan Bulan, Menjejak Fenimena Gerhana Matahari Cincin 2019

Q & A

9.30am-9.50am: Tea Break

9.55am-10.40am: Paper 2 by: Md Qawiem bin Haji M Jamil

Topic : “Beyond Our Solar System

Q & A

:Recital of Surah Al-Fatihah

:End

 

Strata Title Workshop 7th-8th May 2018, Brunei Darussalam

Strata Title Workshop 7th-8th May 2018, Brunei Darussalam

07 May 2018, Monday, Bandar Seri Begawan – Survey Department, Land Department and Brunei Institution of Geomatics hosted Strata Title Workshop today, from 7th of May 2018 until 8th of May 2018, in Dewan Betabur, Ministry of Development. The two days’ workshop is specifically organized for Ministry of Development and its departments. A separate session will be organized for the public and other professionals.  

A Strata Title is the title issued to each unit in a multi-storey building where permission to subdivide the building is approved. Land Code (Strata) Act (Chapter 189) was introduced in His Majesty Sultan 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’s Titah in 1999 and has been fully implemented since 1st July, 2009. The Act was enacted in order to allow anyone who wishes to own property in the form of units in building lots in Brunei Darussalam.  

The objectives of the workshop are as follows: 

1. To learn good practices related to Strata Titles done by the other countries such as Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. 
2. To group officers in the handling of strata titles and licensed surveyors within a platform that enables information sharing and ideas. 

Four speakers from abroad who specialize in the management of Strata Titles were invited to present their papers in this workshop: 
NO. SPEAKERS’ NAMES 
PAPER TOPIC ORGANISATIONS
1.  Mr See Seng Guan  “The Characteristics of a Successful Management Corporation”  Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd, Singapore 

2.  Mr So Sun Sing  “Strata Title Act in Malaysia”   Persatuan Juruukur Tanah (PEJUTA), Malaysia 

3.  Sr Mohd Azua bin Mohd Zain   “Subdivision of Building or Land: Rules and Conditions”   Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Malaysia 

4.  Dr Nicole Johnston “The Challenges Confronting Strata Title Properties and the Lessons Learned”  Deakin University, Victoria, Australia 

Present as the Guest of Honor for the Opening Ceremony of the Workshop was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development, Brunei Darussalam. Also present at the Opening Ceremony of the Workshop were the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Development, Heads of Departments and Heads of Divisions. 

About 100 officers and staffs from Ministry of Development and its department as well as the B.I.G. members joined the workshop. 4 focus topics such as Registration Issues, Unit Entitlement vs Individual Shares, Management Corporation and Roles of Land Surveyors, Valuers and Estate Agents were discussed and presented in groups. The results of the discussion has been made as the workshop’s resolution. 

Present as Guest of Honours for the Closing Ceremony of the Workshop was Yang Mulia Dr Dayang Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, Acting Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance), Ministry of Development.   The Workshop Resolutions was presented by the Workshop Director, Haji Mohd Don bin Haji Omar. The handing over of the Workshop Resolutions to the Guest of Honour was done by Haji Salleh bin Haji Jalil, Vice President of B.I.G.    With this workshop, it is hoped that participants will acquire knowledge based on experiences and researches made by the invited speakers.

14th South East Asia Survey Congress 2017 – ABCi Land Development Approval Process 16 August 2017

14th South East Asia Survey Congress 2017 – ABCi Land Development Approval Process 16 August 2017

THE topic of land development was discussed in one of the parallel sessions of the 14th Southeast Asia Survey Congress (SEASC) yesterday.
One of the presentations in the session pertained to application for development approval and was delivered by Faridah Hendriani binti Dr Haji Hisham and Hajah Siti Nor Ismah binti Haji Masri from the Authority for Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi), Ministry of Development (MoD).
The presentation began with an introduction to ABCi, and it was explained that ABCi’s is the authority that carries out the Building Control Order 2014. ABCi’s role in development is to: ensure that proposed and constructed developments are in line with the requirements of relevant agencies and are in accordance with the Building Control Oder 2014 and building control regulations; as well as to ensure building safety is guaranteed and controlled.
Enforcement of the Building Control Order 2014 began on November 1, 2015, and it is enforced to ensure that duties and responsibilities of qualified persons in carrying out developments are clear. This is aimed at ensuring developments are at a satisfactory level.
According to the order, permission for all building works must be applied for at ABCi. Building works include construction, extension and building demolishing works; renovation, extension and restoration of buildings; preparation, extension or renovation to the use of air conditioning or related ventilation systems in a building; earthworks; and structural works/construction.
It was highlighted in the presentation that attaining approval is important to ensure that: the safety aspects of the building are guaranteed; the structural integrity of the building is guaranteed and safe; the development progress is organised; qualified persons and appointed contractors are registered and recognised by the MD; and to ensure that the development being constructed is at a satisfactory level to avoid future problems.
There are six steps in attaining development approval: obtain planning permission; obtain development approval; obtain permit to commence works; request inspection date; conduct inspection; and obtain occupation permit.
The parallel session also featured a presentation on land legislation in Brunei Darussalam, which was delivered by Amal Hayati binti Haji Junaidi from the Land Department.
The presentation touched on, among others, the Torrens system – a system that accurately and thoroughly records and registers land ownership rights. It was first introduced in South Australia in 1858 by Sir Robert Richard Torrens. Also discussed in the presentation were the details of land grants, which include physical information (district, village/mukim, etc), registration information as well as owner’s information.
In addition, the presentation featured excerpts from the land code pertaining to registered land owner’s rights.
Yesterday’s session was one of a number of parallel sessions that took place as part of the 14th SEASC, which will continue into its third and final day today with two more parallel sessions and a closing ceremony.
Global Navigation Satellite System Seminar – 26 March 2013

Global Navigation Satellite System Seminar – 26 March 2013

THE Ministry of Development’s departments and relevant agencies were advised to continue improving the quality and efficiency of their services in line with the advancements in technology.

This is aimed at meeting the requirements of customers faster by simplifying their application process with a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya InderaPahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman said this yesterday in expressing his hope of having modern technology used in enhancing quality, productivity and efficiency in carrying out services from the government namely those involved in land development, construction of infrastructure and buildings as well as other public interests.

 

Development Minister, YB Pehin Dato Hj Suyoi (2nd R), touring the exhibition put up during the
Global Navigation Satellite System Seminar

 

THE Ministry of Development’s departments and relevant agencies were advised to continue improving the quality and efficiency of their services in line with the advancements in technology.

This is aimed at meeting the requirements of customers faster by simplifying their application process with a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya InderaPahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman said this yesterday in expressing his hope of having modern technology used in enhancing quality, productivity and efficiency in carrying out services from the government namely those involved in land development, construction of infrastructure and buildings as well as other public interests.

Development Minister, YB Pehin Dato Hj Suyoi (2nd R), touring the exhibition put up during the
Global Navigation Satellite System Seminar

He mentioned these being components under the ‘Client Charter’ or Tekad Pemedulian Orang Ramai (TPOR) where any application process should be reviewed by the respective departments and agencies in order for them to meet the requirements of their customers.

“Frequent use of new and advanced technology alone will not be meaningful if the conduct and ethics of our work has not changed. It is necessary for all departments and agencies to adjust work procedures with the use of technology available at this time,” he said. “Any of the processes and procedures that are complicated for the public and stakeholders should be reviewed and improved to enhance the quality and efficiency of services provided.”

The minister also called for the involvement and cooperation of the private sector in the matter, to facilitate and quicken the collection of data in planning and decision-making in providing infrastructure and land sites which are welcomed and greatly appreciated. An example was in the work of surveyors where private land measurement should always strive to improve the quality of services in the accelerating process of measurement and manufacturing plans.

“Towards this, they should try and find a way to use more sophisticated technology that can produce faster service that is in line with current needs. They should also strive to increase the skilled workforce in the use of new technology to improve the quality and efficiency of their services,” he said.

He added that the ministry would continue to work on improving the quality and efficiency of service through the use of new technology. He mentioned the example of the Survey Department’s launch of the “Geoportal Survey” a platform which contains geographic and land lot information, easily accessible to interested parties.

Other departments were urged to follow suit with such initiative where technological advancements can enhance their services for the betterment of customers and the general public.

The minister was guest of honour in yesterday’s official opening of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) seminar organised by the Survey Department, Ministry of Development.

 

Associate Senior Engineer,Hideshi Kakimoto, of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
presenting his keynote address during the GNSS Seminar

 

Source: The Brunei Times – 27 March 2013