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Thursday, 05 December 2019 - Ministry of Transport and
Infocommunications (MTIC) invited Legislative Council (LegCo) Members to
join Brunei International Airport Emergency Response Exercise as part
of MTIC's Muzakarah Programme with LegCo Members. Such exercise in
emergency response related to safety incidents are important towards
ensuring agencies under the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications
(MTIC) remain ready and prepared for unforeseen emergency situations.
the main objective of the Aviation Safety Tabletop Exercise, conducted
at the Royal Brunei Recreation Club, Brunei International Airport this
morning was to demonstrate the emergency and crisis preparedness of
agencies such as the Department of Civil Aviation under the Ministry of
Transport and Infocommunications as well as other relevant agencies, and
to test the emergency management plan for mitigating the consequences
of an emergency situation.
programme is part of the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications
strategic focus initiatives particularly in Safety and Welfare for the
public, which is to ensure the safety competencies, capability and
preparedness of the Department of Civil Aviation and other agencies,
which will lend credibility towards ensuring aviation safety and
regulation in Brunei Darussalam.
to observe the exercise were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul
Mutalib Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad
Yusof, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) with invited
Members of the Legislative Council. Also present were representatives
from Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn. Bhd. Board of Directors, Acting
Permanent Secretary as well as the Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary
(Transport), Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications.
of the Legislative Council were first brought to observe the simulated
aviation safety Table-Top Exercise on an air-crash situation. They were
then brought to the crash site where they observed a live simulation of
remnants of the crash situation with a demonstration of rescue and
firefighting procedures and casualty management by on-scene responders.
They also contributed in the mock press conference, role-playing as
members of the media putting forward questions.
This is the second Muzakarah programme held by the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications with members of the Legislative Council. An earlier Muzakarah programme conducted on 21st
November 2019, involved a Maritime Safety Exercise testing the crisis
preparedness and communications of the Maritime and Ports Authority of
Brunei Darussalam (MPABD), which saw MV Shuttle Hope, a vessel departing
Serasa Ferry Terminal for the Federal Territory of Labuan, experiencing
engine failure due to fire.
simulated exercise at Brunei International Airport involved an aircraft
with engines stalled, allegedly on fire upon landing. This exercise
attempted to demonstrate coordinated efforts between all relevant
stakeholders with the urgency and preparedness to optimise response
times to mitigate emergency incidents at the airport.
initiative supports one of the six major Ministry Strategic Objectives
under Safety and Welfare outlined in the upcoming MTIC Strategic Plan
2025 to ensure that safety standards, readiness and compliance are
ensured and stringently maintained in both the transport and
info-communications sectors to ensure safety for operators, and more
importantly, for passengers and the public at large.
agencies involved in today's safety exercise included, amongst others,
the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), the Royal Brunei Armed Forces
(RBAF), the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), the Ministry of
Health (MOH) and other government, airlines and airport stakeholders.
Corporate Communications Unit
Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications
05 December 2019
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