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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - Minister of Transport and Infocommunications attends the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITSWC) 2019, Singapore
​Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications, Brunei Darussalam attended the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITSWC) held in Singapore from 21st – 22nd October 2019.

The Minister of Transport and Infocommunications headed a delegation comprising of senior officials from the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) for the two-day event.

ITSWC 2019 was opened by His Excellency Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Singapore.  A high-level policy roundtable on ITS was also held prior to the Opening Ceremony of ITSWC 2019. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib participated in the dialogue themed, "Enhancing mobility in the 21st century", alongside his Minister counterparts from Malaysia, Thailand, Estonia and Norway, amongst others. The Minister also attended technical visits showcasing ITS applications in the public transport system and the ITS centre of Land Transport Authority as part of the two-day event.

The Minister shared Brunei Darussalam's current efforts that are being implemented under its National Land Transport Master Plan (LTMP) to address key issues and challenges in the public transport sector.   Four (4) key strategies have been identified in the LTMP for implementation such as (i) Reducing car  dependency, (ii) Keeping traffic moving; (iii) Achieving sustainable society; and (iv) Strengthening governance.



The Minister further shared that in line with Brunei Vision of 2035 in enhancing the quality of life, and with the inevitable coming of 5G, new technologies, will become one of the enabling factors to enhance the national transport system for greater mobility, reliability, inclusivity and sustainability for Brunei Darussalam.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Abdul Mutalib also held a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Khaw  Boon  Wan,  Coordinating  Minister  for  Infrastructure  and  Minister  for Transport, Singapore to exchange and share views on transportation issues and initiatives to strengthen the bilateral relations in the field of transportation between the two countries. The bilateral meeting was also attended by His Excellency Haji Saifulbahri bin Haji Awang Mansor, the High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam in Singapore and senior officers from the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications and the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in Singapore.

The Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress is an annual conference and trade show to promote ITS technologies.  With the theme 'Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities', ITSWC 2019 is held to provide an integrated platform for international and regional policy makers, business leaders, industry experts and academia to engage in dialogues and knowledge on innovative, safe and intelligent transportation systems. This year's ITSWC is the first to be held in Singapore and participated by over 80 countries.

 

 

Prepared by:
Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications, Brunei Darussalam
22nd October 2019



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