BRUNEIAN surveyors need to be equipped with skills and knowledge to continue providing professional services following the enforcement of the Strata Title Act, the Minister of Development said last night.

Minister of Development YB Pehin Dato Hj Suyoi delivers his speech during the Surveyors’ Night


Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman said a professional surveyor of any discipline such as valuer, quantity surveyor or land surveyor need to undergo continuous professional development to command the trust and respect of the public.

“Such professional integrity and expertise cannot be over-emphasised than the recent developments both in Brunei and ASEAN region as a whole,” he said during the Surveyors’ Night at the Parkview Hotel, Jerudong.

YB Pehin Dato Hj Suyoi said ASEAN member states agreed to establish a single market that will directly impact the mobility of various professionals including surveyors.

“I have been informed that in the meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Services, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore have shown significant progress in land surveying. I hope the other two disciplines of valuation and quantity surveying will follow suit.”

The minister added that the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) ASEAN can assist their members in Brunei by disseminating up-to-date information and provide relevant training programmes.

“Strict compliance to these international standards will only ensure the integrity and capability of a professional surveyor to the level expected by any country and hence achieving the ASEAN Free Trade Area,” he said.

The Surveyors’ Night also saw Bill Jones, managing director of RICS ASEAN, giving a talk on ‘The International Standards for the Surveyors’ – covering the three aspects of valuation, measurement and ethics.

Guests Enjoying the Function


Article Courtsey of Brunei Times

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