Extremely busy for the last couple months. Currently, I am writing two articles, one is about the latest status of ASEAN Power Grid, and the second one is about development of Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline. As we are reaching the 2015, energy infrastructure connectivity is one of the goal. I hope I can finish it in the next two weeks.
For now, I am pleased to share with some pictures from HAPUA series meeting (THE 9th MEETING OF ASEAN POWER GRID CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (APGCC), 04TH JUNE 2012, THE 15th MEETING OF HAPUA WORKING COMMITTEE, 05TH JUNE 2012, and THE 28TH MEETING OF HAPUA COUNCIL, 06TH JUNE 2012) in the Empire Hotel and Club, Brunei Darussalam last week.
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Located in Southeast Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia, Brunei is geographically divided by Malaysia into 2 unconnected parts. Brunei has an area of 5,765 square kilometers. Administratively, it is divided into four districts and namely Brunei-Muara, Tutong, Belait and Temburong. The capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, is located in the Brunei-Muara districts and is where the government operations and major business activities take place.
The population of Brunei is 390 thousand as of 1 July 2007 with a growth rate estimated at 1.8 percent from previous year.
Economy of Brunei is almost totally supported by exports of crude oil and natural gas, with revenues from the petroleum sector accounting for over half of GDP. The GDP at Current market Prices reached US$ 12,317 Million in 2007, or 0.6 percent hiked compare to 2006. It’s equal to US$ 31,582 of GDP per Capita at Current market Prices that makes this country become the 2nd highest per capita incomes among ASEAN countries after Singapore.