In effort to formulate a coherent understanding of the green economy potential for Governments - not only Brunei Darussalam but ASEAN nations as collective - enhanced data collection relating to the green economy and the environmental sector is valuable. The need was underlined by the Minister of Home Affairs at the 10th ASEAN Labour Ministers' Plus Three Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong said improved data on green and decent jobs is particularly needed to assess the impact of climate change and climate-related policies on employment and the potential for inclusion of workers.

Yang Berhormat Pehin added, Brunei Darussalam is actively endeavouring to seek new avenues for economic sustainability and development in light of the growing international urgency to realise and actualise environmental protection and climate control. During the meeting, the ministers exchanged views on this year's meeting theme on promoting green jobs for equity and inclusive growth of ASEAN Community. Earlier, Yang Berhormat Pehin attended the 25th ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting. During the meeting, ASEAN Labour Ministers took note of the relevant decisions made by ASEAN Heads of State during the 30th and 31st ASEAN Summits held in Manila last year as well as the outcomes of this year's 32nd and 33rd ASEAN Summits in Singapore.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Minister of Home Affairs paid courtesy calls on the Minister of Human Resources Malaysia, M. Kula Segaran and the Minister of Manpower Singapore, Mdm Josephine Teo. During the calls, both parties exchanged on matters of mutual interest. The Brunei delegation included Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary for Safety, Welfare and Law at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei