The implementation of the Vehicle Entry/Exit System (VES), terms and conditions as well as procedures for registration into the system are among those explained in its Implementation Dissemination Session. Also explained during the session was the use of vehicle passes using the QR Code function for vehicles crossing the border through control posts in the country.

The briefing was delivered by Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Acting Controller of Royal Customs and Excise Department. The VES implementation will be carried out in phases with a transition period of six months. Throughout the transition period, the normal channels will also be provided to enable the public to familiarise themselves with the new system to ensure the system's implementation will not affect the public's travel plans. Among those present were members of the Legislative Council, Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Tahamit bin Haji Nudin, Penghulu of Mukim Gadong 'A' and Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon, Penghulu of Mukim Berakas 'B' as well as Awang Misle bin Haji Abdul Karim, Brunei Muara District Officer.

The Royal Customs and Excise Department, (JKED) has also provided a kiosk for the public to register for their vehicle passes online, through the portal, www.bdnsw.gov.bn to reduce congestion in obtaining the vehicle entry/exit forms through filling in forms at the control posts.

The QR Code generated in the Vehicle Passes will be scanned when crossing the border. The public is urged to register their vehicles earlier before making their journey. The Vehicle Passes can be printed or kept in a digital format and downloaded into their smart phones or tablets. The Vehicle Passes are valid for three months from the date of registration.

The dissemination session will be held in the Temburong District, this Wednesday at The Bumiputera Main Complex in Bangar Town. Further information on the VES, can be obtained from the JKED Office or go to www.tradingacrossborders.gov.bn for vehicle pass registration procedures or contact the Customer Services Counter at 2382361 or email info@customs.gov.bn.

Source: Radio Television Brunei