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Contractors contribute over 500k in building new virology lab

April 2, 2020

A total of $569,348 in construction costs were sponsored by local contractors to build the extension of the Molecular Diagnostic Unit for Respiratory Viruses for the new National Virology Reference Laboratory located in Jalan Sumbiling.

The Minister of Health, YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Hj Jaafar thanked the project’s main contractor LSL Sdn Bhd and partners Trane Aire Sdn Bhd, Daya Engineering Sdn Bhd, Amberhigh Sdn Bhd, Beaver Engineering Sdn Bhd, Kha Arkitek, Swee Sdn Bhd, Petar Perunding Sdn Bhd, Supinda Electronic & Trading Company, Razaco Transport Services and Gaya Reka Sdn Bhd.

The new virology lab, completed in two weeks, is expected to increase the country’s COVID-19 testing capacity tenfold, reaching a thousand tests daily. Chinese genome sequencing company Beijing Genomic Institution also consulted on the project.

By Biz Brunei

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CPD Event: "Waterproof Drying System Technology for Plaster / Mortar"

August 28, 2019

In collaboration with Izonil Sdn. Bhd. (Brunei), Pertubuhan Ukur, Jurutera dan Arkitek (PUJA) Brunei organised another Continuous Professional Development (CPD) event earlier today, 28th August, 2019. The course featured three different speakers from the company. Among them was Jan Knap; Izonil’s Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director, who has worked for the firm for 8 years. Within that time period, Knap spent 5 years in handheld services in the Asian region and was involved in various capacities – from setting up dry mix plant production to providing sales and marketing training.

Also speaking for the talk were Izonil Sdn. Bhd.’s (Brunei) Regional Business Development Director for South-East Asia and Africa, Wuei Chua; and Sales and Technical Manager for the South-East Asian region, Mas Roslee Dato Paduka Haji Idris.

The talk was focused on Izonil’s Waterproof Drying System (WDS) technology for plaster and mortar; the only known product in the world that provides an all-in-one waterproofing and drying solution for all types of building surfaces through a one step application. Aside from a live demonstration of the WDS, the course also talked about matters relating to structures with trapped moisture, as well as, technical overviews on the current uses of plaster and mortar in the construction industry.

The event was attended by over 80 people, consisting of PUJA members, public government, as well as private officers and students. The talk, which began at 8:45 AM, lasted for five hours, and was officially ended with a token of appreciation presented by PUJA Council’s General Member, Ar. Khalid bin Haji Sirat, to Mas Roslee, who received the token on behalf of Izonil Sdn. Bhd. Brunei.

By PUJA Jounal

 Photo courtesy by PASB

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Foundation laying ceremony for RBAF'S new recruitment office, Bolkiah Garisson

May 3, 2019

The Foundation Laying Ceremony for a New Royal Brunei Armed Forces’ (RBAF) Recruitment Office was held at the project site at Bolkiah Garrison this morning.

The ceremony was officiated by the guest of honour, Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Commander of the RBAF. Also in attendance were the Acting Permanent Secretary, Service Commanders, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary, Military Directors of the Ministry of Defence, the Director of Development and Work Services, as well as officers and staff from the Directorate of Personnel and the Directorate of Development and Work Services.

The foundation laying was followed by a recitation of ‘doa selamat’ by Commander Haji Ainolnizam bin Haji Ibrahim, RBN, Head of the RBAF Religious Department, and a briefing regarding the new project. With a total floor area of 230m² inclusive of a lobby, registration area, meeting room, checkup room, filing room and café, the building is to be situated near the Band Building in Bolkiah Garrison.

The construction of the New Recruitment Office commenced on the 15th April 2019 under LSL Sdn. Bhd. with consultation by Petar Perunding Sdn. Bhd. and architectural services provided by KHA Architect. The project is expected to be completed in June 2019.

By MINDEF website

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3rd ASEAN Architects Congress, Manila Philippines

April 10-11, 2019

The Principal of KHA Arkitek, Khalid bin Hj Sirat represented Brunei Darussalam, had the opportunity to attend the 3rd Asean Architecture Conference held in Manila, Philippines.

He had the opportunity to showcase one of his project "Program Khidmat Bakti Negara". The event lasted for two days and was attended by various Architects from all ASEAN countries

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Politeknik Brunei Adakan Sesi Kritikan Akhir Projek Seni Bina Komersil

November 7, 2018

Politeknik Brunei telah mengendalikan sesi kritikan akhir Diploma Seni Bina dalam projek-projek komersil selama dua hari yang bermula pada 5 hingga 6 November 2018 bagi 22 pelajar Seni Bina dari pengambilan ke-7 semester 3, Peringkat 5 Diploma Seni Bina. Sesi diadakan di Kampus Utama Politeknik Brunei, Ong Sum Ping.

Seramai enam arkitek dari sektor kerajaan dan swasta telah dilantik sebagai moderator luaran untuk sesi kritikan berkenaan. Tujuan sesi kritikan tersebut adalah untuk mendapatkan maklum balas daripada arkitek profesional bagi memperbaiki projek para pelajar yang akan datang.

Para arkitek yang dilantik sebagai moderator luar ialah Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Negara (MMN), Yang Berhormat Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Awang Haji Abdul Rahman, Ar. Khalid bin Haji Awang Sirat, Ar. Haji Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad, Ar. Muhammad Billy Lim Abdul Aziz @ Lim She Yueh, Ar. Abdul Ghani bin Haji Mohamed, Ar. Rozia binti Haji Adenan dan Ar. Haji Roslan bin Datu Hulubalang Haji Abdul Wahab.

Oleh Pelita Brunei

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Interim Crit Day at Politeknik Brunei

May 7, 2018

In three consecutive days, the Principal of KHA Arkitek along with a few other architecture firms were invited to Politeknik Brunei, Ong Sum Ping, as examiners for students of Intake 5 presenting their final year project. 

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PUJA AGM Dinner 2018

April 28, 2018

PUJA (Brunei) organized the Annual General Meeting Dinner this year at the Tarindak D'Seni, B andar Seri Begawan. Here the Principal of KHA Arkitek was presented an certificate by the Minister of Development, Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Safar.

Photo courtesy by Ministry of Development

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ABCi (Authority Building Control and Industry) ranked "PLATINUM" to KHA Arkitek in their QP Development submission standing (Architects)

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ABCi (Authority Building Control and Industry) ranked "GOLD" to KHA Arkitek in their QP Development submission standing (Architects)

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PUJA pays courtesy visit to Minister of Development

March 7, 2018

The Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) Brunei recently conducted a courtesy visit to Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, the Minister of Development who is also a PUJA Brunei member, at the SiPugut Room of the Ministry of Development. 

The visit introduced PUJA’s 2018-2019 newly elected councils in addition to congratulating Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi on his new appointment as Minister of Development. 

During the courtesy visit, Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Suhaimi and the institution exchanged ideas for future collaborations; and views on improvement and development of PUJA, led by the first female President of PUJA Brunei, YB Siti Rozaieriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman. PUJA’s newly elected council members for 2018-2019 are: YB Siti Rozaieriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abdul Rahman (President), Mohammad Nazri Mohammad bin Haji Mohd Yusof (Past President), Nazhatulshima binti Haji Md Jamil (Vice President / Chairman of Surveyor Division), Haji Mohamad Zin bin Haji Salleh (Vice President / Chairman of Engineer Division), Zul’Amali bin Dato Paduka Haji Idris (Vice President / Chairman of Architect Division), Haji Zariful bin Haji Mohamed (Treasurer), Muhammad Billy Lim bin Abdul Aziz (Honorary Secretary General), Bahrin bin Haji Mohammad (General Member 1 Education and Examination), Stephanie Chan (General Member 2 Membership and Discipline) and Haji Khalid bin Haji Sirat (General Member 3 Professional Practice and Continuous Professional Development CPD). 

One of the main objectives of the institution is to promote, foster and advance the science and art of the professions of surveyors, engineers and architects in line with the aims and objectives of the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

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ABCi (Authority Building Control and Industry) ranked "PLATINUM" to KHA Arkitek in their QP Development submission standing (Architects)

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ABCi (Authority Building Control and Industry) ranked "PLATINUM" to KHA Arkitek in their QP Development submission standing (Architects)

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His Majesty Launches Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas
October 22, 2017

One of the main highlights of the month-long Golden Jubilee Celebration - the Junjung Kasih and Kesyukuran ceremony and official launching of the newly-completed Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas - saw thousands of people from all walks of life flocking the capital to express their undivided loyalty and gratitude on the occasion of His Majesty’s 50-year reign, which has brought about peace and prosperity to Brunei. 

His Majesty delivered a titah to officially open the park to the public, while also unveiling a marker renaming the Eco-Corridor to Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas. Three giant balloons, along with thousands of colourful balloons were released into the capital’s skyline to mark the historic occasion, while the curtains were raised for the park’s new marker and waterfall area. Later, His Majesty signed a plaque to mark the launch of Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas, which was accompanied by the chants of ‘Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik’, by 500 selected students. To commemorate the occasion, the monarch also received a pesambah from His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, in his capacity as Patron of the Advisory Committee for the Golden Jubilee Celebration and the Chairman of the National Development Plan Executive Committee. 

 The Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas project, which commenced in January last year, was supervised by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah. It spans 1.2 kilometres along the mouth of the Sungai Kedayan river, near some of the city’s famous landmarks, the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque and Istana Darussalam, to the Edinburgh Bridge. The multi-million dollar project is also part of the Bandar Seri Begawan Masterplan that aims to improve the people’s socio-economic conditions by providing green recreational space to promote quality and healthy lifestyle, as well as attracting more tourists and investment into the country.

The design and construction of the river wall, that is also equipped with basic amenities such as a jetty, bridge walkways, promenade information and beautiful landscaping, is hoped to instil a healthy and active lifestyle in the city, increase connectivity, promote greenery and the environment and economic growth apart from promoting the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) concept which is reflected in the project design. The project site was previously a living suburb of eight villages in the Sungai Kedayan at the mouth of the Brunei River, which have been resettled elsewhere in Kampong Ayer and on the main land. Yesterday’s event was also a manifestation of the cohesive bond between the sovereign and the people throughout the five decades that have brought about positive impact into the country’s development, unity and also the people’s quality of life.

By Hakim Hayat

Photo courtesy by HM Jubli Emas

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Site Visit by His Royal Highness Crown Prince at Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas

April 18, 2017

KHA Arkitek Team with all other project team presenting to His Royal Highness Crown Prince during working site visit at Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas.

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Site Visit by Senior Government official at Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas

December 29, 2016

The Principal Architect gave on site project briefing to senior government official at Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas site during the initial stage of construction.

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First Brunei ASEAN Architect

May 2, 2017

Principal Architect, Ar. Khalid Hj Sirat from KHA Arkitek received a formal presentation from BAPEQS as the first registered Brunei ASEAN Architect.

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Site visit at PKBN, Temburong by the Minister

December 31, 2014

The Principal Architect gave on site project briefing to senior government official at Program Khidmat Bakti Negara, Temburong

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Handing Over Ceremony of Air Movement Centre

September 3, 2013

The New Air Movement Centre was officially handed-over to Royal Brunei Air Force. Mock key was presented first from the Main Contractor LSL Sdn Bhd to Director of Development and Work Services.

Consequently, from Director of DDWS to Permanent Secretary (Defence Policy and Development), Col (Rtd) Pg Dato Paduka Haji Azmansham bin Pg Haji Mohamad and finally to the Commander of The Royal Brunei Air Force, Brigadier General (U) Haji Wardi bin Haji Abdul Latip.

Also present to witness the ceremony were Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, Deputy Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Defence Policy and Development), Senior Officers from Royal Customs & Excise Department, Immigration and National Registration Department, Royal Brunei Air Force. 

The Permanent Secretary was later led through a tour of the Air Movement Centre to see the facilities provided such as Arrival / Departure Hall, Viewing Gallery, Radio Room, Baggage Claim, Planning Room and Lounges.

The Consultants engaged for this project are Arkitek KHA as the Architect, Hamidon and Associates as the M&E Engineering Consultant, Seri Bumi Consultant as the Civil/Structural Engineering Consultants and Z-Arif Consultant as the Quantity Surveyor. 

The project was valued at approximately $3.9 million. Construction commenced on 29 April 2013 with a 5 months construction period and practically completed on 20th September 2013.

The Air Movement Centre is to facilitate the reception and arrival of RBAF and foreign forces for deployments and exercises, and also will be used for other officials and visitors using non-commercial flights.