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Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Acting Minister of Development with the Architects, Professional Engineers and Surveyors present in a group photo

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Tuesday, 2nd May. - Certificate Presentation Ceremony for ASEAN Architects (AA) and ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers (ACPE) and the Election of new BAPEQS members held recently at the Betabur Hall, Ministry of Development.

The guest of honour was Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Acting Minister of Development,

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and  Doa Selamat by Yang Mulia Awang Khairul Ezam bin Haji Mohd Zain, an officer from Authority of Building Control and Construction Industry (ABCi), Ministry of Development .

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, the Permanent Secretary (Technical and Professional), Ministry of Development delivered the welcoming speech.


Yang Mulia Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, the Permanent Secretary (Technical and Professional), Ministry of Development delivering his welcoming remarks.

It has always been an interest of Brunei Darussalam, under the purveyance of the Ministry of Development, to promote and support local professionals to ensure the best level of quality is achieved for the country's future developments.

To date, 9 out of 41 (22%) local architects has successfully been registered as ASEAN Architects while 11 out of 38 (28%) local Professional Engineers has been successfully registered as ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers.

These applications as ASEAN Architects and Professional Engineers has been assessed by the Brunei Darussalam Monitoring Committees under BAPEQS as the Professional Regulating Authority and has made the recommendation to be endorsed by the ASEAN Architectural Council and ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers Council. The assessment deemed the application to be in compliance with the criteria in the Mutual Recognition Agreement on Architectural and Professional Engineering Services.

The benefits of being registered as an ASEAN professional under the MRA are as follows:

  • An MRA is essential in the mobility of architects, professional engineers (and in the future surveying) and for the free flow of Architects, Professional Engineers and Surveying services within ASEAN. This would allow Bruneian architects, professional engineers and surveyors to be able to practice in ASEAN - in line with the domestic regulations of the ASEAN country. 
  • The development of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Mutual Recognition of engineers, architects and surveying Qualification is essential to:
  1. Ensure the standardization of requirements of information and documentation required.
  2. Provide guidelines for the ASEAN wide recognition or accreditation process.
  3. Expedite the process of assessment for recognition.

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, the Permanent Secretary (Technical and Professional), Ministry of Development congratulates the members of ASEAN Architects and ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers who have been registered as ASEAN Professional. He also congratulates the new members of BAPEQS and honors BAPEQS members who have been replaced.

The ceremony resumed with the presentation of certificates to members of the ASEAN Architects and the registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers and newly appointed BAPEQS members and the presentation of the certificate of appreciation to the BAPEQS members who were replaced. Presentation of certificate was delivered by the guest of honor.





 Acting Minister of Development presented certificates to several members of ASEAN Architects (AA) and  ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers (ACPE).

Also in attendance were Awang Haji Muhammad Lutfi bin Abdullah, the Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance), Ministry of Development; Dayang Dr. Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abd Razak, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Development; Heads of Development and Divisions of the Ministry of Development as well as special invitations comprising of local Architects, Professional Engineers and Surveyors.


Date: 05 Sya'ban 1438 / ​2nd May 2017

Day & Time: Tuesday at 9:00 a.m

Venue: Betabur Hall, 1st Floor, Ministry of Development.

Guest of Honor: Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Hj Suhaimi bin Hj Gafar, Acting minister of Development.

Created at 18/05/2017 13:43 by Mimi Mohd Faizal Bin Ibrahim
Last modified at 13/09/2017 14:57 by Norhain Binti Hj Taha