ASEAN Engineers Continued to Discuss on Second Day of AFEO Mid-term Programme
**This article was written and posted on the website's "Current Affairs" section on May 3, 2019
The delegate members of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) continued their discussions for their Mid-term Programme earlier this week, on 1st May, 2019. Conducted at Centerpoint Hotel, Gadong, the meetings ran throughout the day starting from 8:30 am.
Several topics and issues were raised by the members of the association. One of the meetings held during the early morning was focused on Education and Capacity Building, whereby the delegates discussed their efforts in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the educational system among the ASEAN region, as well as in advocating Engineering Programs and STEM to students of higher institutions. Another session touched on issues of Environmental Engineering in ASEAN countries, and the establishment and regulation of AFEO’s standard on Environmental Engineering within the region. Other areas of interest were also highlighted during the morning session, such as the need for each country member to work together in their pursuit of researching renewable and sustainable energy, the implementation of Road Safety Guidelines in each ASEAN country as proposed by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), as well as matters involving the Women Engineers of AFEO (WE-AFEO) and the AFEO Awards for the year 2019.
The meetings proceeded in the afternoon with exchanges of opinions and facts on the development of sustainable cities in the region, and the ASEAN association’s plans of organizing their second disaster seminar, which is expected to be held in Palu, Indonesia. A discussion was also held on the mobility of engineers within the ASEAN region, alongside a board meeting for the Young Engineers of AFEO (YEAFEO).
Present and representing Pertubuhan Ukur, Juruteknik dan Arkitek (PUJA) Brunei during one of the sessions was Yang Behormat FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti DSLJ Hj. Abdul Rahman(President of PUJA). Mohammad Nazri bin Mohammad Yusof (PUJA’s Immediate Past President and Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Transportation and Info-Communication), Hj. Mohammad Zin bin Salleh (Vice-President of PUJA and Chairman of the Engineer Division) and several other PUJA members were also among the 106 ASEAN delegates who attended the event.
PUJA President, Yang Berhormat FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti DSLJ Hj. Abdul Rahman during the second day of AFEO Mid-term Programme
PUJA's Immediate Past President, Mohammad Nazri bin Mohammad Yusof in one of the meeting sessions
A farewell dinner was then conducted at night, with more than 120 attendees, including AFEO delegates, government officers, PUJA members and staffs. The ceremony was held at Jerudong Tarindak D’Polo Restaurant with the Minister of Development, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Hj. Suhaimi bin Hj. Gafar, arriving as the Guest of Honour. Also present were Yang Behormat Siti Rozaimeriyanty and the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Development, Ir. Awang Hj. Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Zakaria. The event was officiated with a welcoming speech by Hj. Mohammad Zin, and ended with a photo session with the Guest of Honour, delegates and committee members involved in the AFEO Mid-term Programme.
Vice-President of PUJA and Chairman of the Engineer Division, Hj. Mohammad Zin bin Salleh delivering a speech at the AFEO Mid-term Programme farewell dinner
The Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Hj. Suhaimi bin Hj. Gafar (Minister of Development) and PUJA President, Yang Berhormat FDr. Ar. Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti DSLJ Hj. Abdul Rahman in a group photo