PUJA Launched their new PUJA Hub in Conjunction with Hari Raya Celebration
The celebration, which took place in the afternoon, commenced with the arrival of the Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar (Minister of Development). Also present to witness the event was the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications, Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof; alongside Ar. Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin (Deputy Minister at the Minister of Development); Ir. Awang Haji Amer Hishamuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Zakaria (Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development); Ir. Awang Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof (Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trasport and Infocommunications); Dr. Chin Wei Keh (Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education); Yang Berhormat Dayang Nik Hafimi binti Abdul Haadii (Legislative Council Member); the institution’s members and stakeholders, as well as other officials from the government and private sector.
Following the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by PUJA Student Member, Awangku Hassan Basri Pengiran Haji Ismail to start off the ceremony, an opening speech was presented by the President of PUJA, Yang Berhormat Fdr. Ar. Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman.
Highlighting the institution’s recent achievements, the President touched on PUJA’s milestone of receiving a Certificate of Recognition as a Professional Institution for PUJA Professional Assessment Route 2 for Engineers and Surveyors from the Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Quantity Surveyors (BAPEQS) after one year of attaining a Certification for Route 1; aside from obtaining greater international recognition through its role as the host of this year’s ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation (AFEO) Mid-Term programme (which received a record breaking number of more than 100 attending delegates from all over the region), and its involvement in the 9th Regional Working Group “Business and Industry in Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET)” Dialogue in late June.
In addition to these accomplishments, the institution has also moved its office to the Hub which, according to Yang Berhormat Rozaimeriyanty, is “located smack in the heart of University Technology Brunei.”
This movement, which took place in April, not only served to commemorate PUJA’s 35th Anniversary, but it was also hoped to “encourage our youth and students to engage with the actual professionals from the industry”.
PUJA President, Yang Berhormat FDr. Ar. Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman presenting her opening speech at the PUJA Hub Launching Ceremony and Hari Raya Celebration
“We have organised presentations and a critique session for the final year students from the Politeknik,” she further added, “Student Chapter meetings have also been conducted here”.
In fact, the establishment of the PUJA Hub itself was also a result of involvement from the Student Members. A design competition was initially held for the UTB Student Chapter to recreate its new office interiors. A winning team of seven was then chosen to supervise and execute their proposal as part of the PUJA Hub Renovation project.
The event continued with the signing of the PUJA Hub officiation plaque to mark the launch of the institution’s new operating center. The official signing ceremony was led by the Guest of Honour, who then received a Token of Appreciation from the PUJA President as a symbol of the institution’s gratitude for his attendance and constant support.
The Minister of Development, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Ir. Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar officiating the PUJA Hub Launching Ceremony
A touring session was also conducted to introduce the guests to the newly established office, followed by a certificate presentation ceremony for the winning group of the previously stated PUJA Hub Design Competition. Acting as representatives were UTB Student Members; Yang Ming Kian, Evan Goh Chen Tong and Muhammad Faiz Hamzi bin Aziz Shamri.