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Brunei prepares for digital age

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Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (C) and the royal family attend a ceremony to confer state decorations on 22 people at Istana Nurul Iman palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, July 15, 2016. Xinhua/Jeffrey Wong

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Xinhua) – Brunei has applied new technologies to transform industries, Minister of Communication Abdul Mutalib said on Tuesday.

The sultanate is preparing for the 4th industrial revolution and to gear its economy towards the digital era, the minister said.

A “significant mindset shift” is required among Bruneians in this challenging journey, a transition “will involve the implementation and acceptance of new technologies,” the Borneo Bulletin daily quoted the minister as saying.

He added that various departments under the ministry have been restructured or corporatized to enhance the efficiency of their operations.

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