Street Directory Launched
To better find your way around
the streets and interesting places in the country,
the Survey Department under the Ministry of
Development in collaboration with Dr Kazimierz
Becek of UBD and Brunei Press SDN BHD yesterday
launched the new Brunei Darussalam Street Directory
in a grand ceremony at the Ministry of Development.
Officially launching the new Street
Directory was Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan
Dato Seri Setia Awang flj Abdullah bin Begawan
Mudim Date Paduka Hj Baker, the Minister of
The minister said, "The Government
of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan
of Brunei Darussalam is aware of the importance
of geospatial information as one of the main
forces for the progress of a nation.
"The Ministry of Development
through the Survey Department has long since
identified the importance of geospatial information
as a spatial instrument to provide a competitive
edge for our country in the digital era.
"The launching of the new Brunei Darussalam
Street Directory today is one of the many good
examples of cooperation between the government
and private sector. The government is represented
by Survey Department and University Brunei Darussalam
while the private sector, Brunei Press, the
publisher of main newspaper in Brunei Darussalam.
"I hope that the lessons learned
from the cooperation will became an example
and continuous guide for all parties on the
importance of developing the country,"
The minister said that the Brunei
Street Directory 2008 is the most up-to-date
and comprehensive in terms of the coverage of
areas in Brunei Darussalam. A similar publication
was made 12 years ago and there are obvious
distinctions between the two publications because
the country has fast developed since then, he
After the launching, the minister
presented a token of appreciation to the sponsors.
The Brunei Darussalam Street Directory,
a 144-page book which includes the latest street
maps and essential tourist information, is targeted
at locals, tourists and expatriates. The maps
are simple, clear and user friendly, while information
on places of interest, dining and shopping,
hotels and travel agents, transportation, road
safety are also featured in The street directory.
Dr Kazimierz Becek, a senior lecturer
at UBD, and competent cartographer with 25 years
of professional experience, took about two years
to create the maps.
The Survey Department, in its role
as the country's competent authority on maps,
has verified the accuracy and usability of the
maps in the book.
The Brunei Darussalam Street
Directory is priced at $14.90 and will hit the
shelves of bookstores, selected hotels and shops
across the country.