THE Brunei National Petroleum Company (BNP) is among one of the firms qualified to embark on the exploration of oil and gas onshore at block E.P 1 of Kyaukkyi-Mindon area, according to the Ambassador of Myanmar to Brunei.
This was stated during the Myanmar Independence Day reception at the Rizqun International Hotel last night, where Her Excellency Daw Yin Yin Myint mentioned Brunei’s keen interest in doing business, with existing investments in Myanmar’s livestock, fisheries and manufacturing sectors. She also announced that Myanmar is willing to assist Brunei in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors.
Her Excellency also applauded Brunei’s support in preparing Myanmar for the ASEAN chairmanship in 2015 by training Myanmar officials for the role, who were attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade throughout 2013.
At the end of the 23rd ASEAN summit last year, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam handed a gavel, symbolising the ASEAN chairmanship, to Myanmar President U Thein Sein.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah and his wife, Datin Hjh Rossnah PDIS Hj Johari were also present to mark the 66th Anniversary of the Republic of Myanmar’s independence last night. Diplomatic relations between Brunei and Myanmar have been in place for 30 years now, since it was first established in 1993.
The Brunei Times