In October 2013, BEDB
launched a new advertising and promotional campaign "See You in Bahrain" with the objective of emphasising Bahrain's position as a business, investment and family tourism destination.
CRAFT, a BEDB initiative, was launched by Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Hj Ali Bin Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of the BEDB.
It is a matter of great pride for us to collaborate with BEDB for development of the media and entertainment industry in Brunei," said V.
Minister of Transportation also BEDB
Acting CEO, Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed, highlighted Bahrain's geographical location, open economy and ideal business environment that conform with China's trade and economic vision.
In signing the MOU, Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Alcoa Vice President and President of Alcoa's Global Primary Products Growth, Energy, Bauxite, and Africa business unit, said that Alcoa was delighted to be continuing in its relationship with the BEDB.
We have been working with the BEDB since 2003 and admire the careful and diligent process that they are leading in order to assist the government in determining the feasibility of establishing a modern aluminum facility in Brunei Darussalam," said Reinhardsen.
Minister of Transportation and BEDB Acting CEO, Kamal bin Ahmed, said: "We are pleased to sign this agreement with JISA, which is an industry leader in the ICT sector.
JISA Vice Chairman, CAC Corporation Vice Chairman, Toshio Shimada, commented: "This is an exciting opportunity, and we are looking forward to working closely with BEDB on future collaborative projects, which will promote business between Japan and Bahrain.
Commenting on this MOU, Dato Haji Yusof Haji Hamid, Chairman of the BEDB said, "We are very pleased to welcome a company of Alcoa's global standing to Brunei Darussalam.
Our ongoing efforts to attract major players to invest in long term sustainable projects within Brunei Darussalam are evidently producing results," said John Perry, Chief Executive Officer of the BEDB, "It is now essential that we capture that interest by focussing on the implementation of our strategy.
The award follows the completion of an open tender called by BEDB
This project is one of the highest non-oil and gas investments secured by the BEDB
with a total investment valued at more than US$100 million.