On Tuesday, August 1, six officials from Brunei embarked on a journey to Japan, marking the commencement of a promising international collaboration. The team was partaking in the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Brunei-Japan Energy Technology Exchange, with a shared objective to further their knowledge on Japanese energy technology and formulate strategies to tackle policy issues in Brunei. This is part of the nation’s ambitious endeavor to achieve zero emissions.
The delegation included Siti Nurrohiidah Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Azizi Johari, and Sharifah A’tikah Wan Zainal Abidin from Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd; Nur Farahiah Awang Tengah and Dayangku Fairuz Pengiran Kamis from the Department of Energy, Prime Minister’s Office, and Nurmaliza Ramli from the Department of Electrical Services, Prime Minister’s Office.
During an interview, Special Duties Officer Dayangku Fairuz expressed their anticipation of learning more about Japan’s successful adoption of green and renewable energy. They also showed an interest in the country’s cost-effective approaches and how they could be potentially implemented at the grassroots level in Brunei’s villages.
Similarly, Senior Operative Technician Muhammad Azizi Johari shared his hope of gaining insights into new energy technologies from Japan. He recognized Japan as a pioneer in clean energy practices and looked forward to understanding how such technologies could aid Brunei’s transition to clean energy.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government for facilitating their participation in the JENESYS program.
Chargés d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Japan to Brunei Darussalam, Suda Atsushi, was present at the send-off for the delegation. During the week-long program, the team will visit various energy sites, including the Nagano Prefecture, and receive briefings from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. The delegates are expected to use this experience to enhance the cooperation between Brunei and Japan in the energy sector, which will be pivotal for the future economic collaboration between the two nations.
This news is based on the article published on thestar.com.my.