Council

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Brunei Darussalam

Halal Trading & Services Hub
  • BD BEBC SPV & PROGRAM
  • IHTHS SDN BHD.
  • COTTAGE & YOUTH INITIATIVE PROGRAM.
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    Malaysia

    Logistic, Supply & Trade Hub
  • LABUAN – Labuan Halal Hub.
  • BEBC LABUAN.
  • SABAH – DPUS, PKPS
  • SARAWAK – MARA Sarawak, DPMAS.
  • MIRI – Mara Miri.
  • LIMBANG – MARA Limbang.
  • LAWAS – MARA Lawas.
  • BEBC Malaysia.
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    Singapore

    Global Market, Investment & Industrial Development
  • SINGAPORE MANUFACTURING FEDERATION Development on Halal Industry.
  • ANGUS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS.
  • Japanese Investment & Venture Capital Group.
  • Halal Food Industry.
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    Indonesia

    Supply & Market Base
  • IKATAN PENGUSAHA MUSLIMAH INDONESIA - IPEMI.
  • KEDUTAAN BESAR RI BSB.
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    Philippines

    Supply & Market Base
  • BEBC MINDANAO.
  • BEBC PALAWAN.
  • Barter Traders.
  • EMBASSY OF PHILIPPINES IN BRUNEI.
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    Timor Leste

    Supply Base
  • TIMUR LESTE COFFEE ASSOCIATION.

  • BIMP EAGA
    Business Council
    Introduction

    BIMP-EAGA was launched in 1994 as a co-operation initiative by Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, all of which are member-countries of the regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    The objective behind the creation of BIMP-EAGA is to accelerate economic development in the four countries' "focus areas" which, although geographically distant from their national capitals, are in strategic proximity to each other, in one of the world’s most resource-rich regions.

    The initiative is market-driven and operates through a decentralized organization structure involving the four governments and the private sector.

    BIMP-EAGA co-operation aims to increase trade, tourism and investments inside and outside the subregion by facilitating the free movement of people, goods and services, making the best use of common infrastructure and natural resources, and taking the fullest advantage of economic complementation.

    Geography
    BIMP-EAGA covers a land area of 1.6 million square kilometers and has a combined population of 57.5 million. It comprises the entire sultanate of Brunei Darussalam; the provinces of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, West Papua and Papua in Indonesia; the states of Sabah and Sarawak, and the federal territory of Labuan in Malaysia; the island of Mindanao and the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It encompasses two of the world’s largest rainforests (in Borneo and Papua), and bio diverse marine systems in the South China Sea, Celebes Sea, and Sulu Sea.
    BIMP-EAGA has a long history of participation in the global economy, stretching back to the silk route and spice trade between Europe, China and other parts of Asia, as well as the Galleon trade with the Americas. EAGA supplies the export markets of ASEAN, North and South Asia, and the Middle East, following the expansion of its air, shipping and land transport links, and the development of investment incentives.

    Key Sectors of BIMP EAGA

    Major agriculture products include coconut, palm oil, livestock and poultry, and high-value tropical fruits and vegetables. EAGA areas are focusing on expanded production, complementation, processing and export, to supply specialty markets such as the halal food trade.
     
    The sub region is a leading ecotourism destination. It has pristine rainforests and vast coral reefs, and is ethnically and culturally diverse. Tourist activities include visits to cultural sites, as well as diving, snorkeling, trekking, mountain climbing, game fishing, and other adventure sports. Twenty-two World Heritage Sites are in EAGA, eight are in Indonesia; five are in Malaysia; nine are in the Philippines.


    EAGA Institutions

    Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor Leste hold an annual Senior Officials Meeting and Ministers Meeting (SOMM) which serves as the main consultative body for EAGA co-operation. A National Secretariat for each member country coordinates in-country and subregional activities. The BIMPT -EAGA Facilitation Centre (BIMPT-FC) was established in 2003 for co-ordination among the organisations engaged in the BIMPT-EAGA initiative, and support implementation of activities consonant with the BIMPT-EAGA Development Roadmap.

    Working Groups formulate action plans for priority sectors, and assist in implementing flagship programs and projects. The Working Groups focus on: air linkages, sea linkages, construction, telecommunications/ICT, agro-industry, fisheries, forestry and environment, energy, joint tourism development, capital formation and financial services, and CIQS (customs, immigration, quarantine and security). The Working Groups are grouped into four Clusters that co-ordinate and integrate their activities.

    The private sector participates in the Working Groups by providing inputs for policy formulation, helping prioritise projects, and implementing cross-border economic projects. The BIMPT-EAGA Business Council (BEBC) is an umbrella organisation for the private sector in the subregion and enjoys "fifth country" status in EAGA co-operation.


    Brunei Darussalam
    BIMP EAGA Business Council

    Permanent Advisor
    Supreme Advisory Council BD BEBC

    Pengiran Haji Yura Kesteria Pengiran Setia Negara Pengiran Dr. Haji Muhammad Yusuf

    Chairman BD BEBC

    Pengiran Haji Haris bin Pengiran Haji Duraman

    Deputy Chairman BD BEBC
    Secretary of Commerce &

    Economic Development (Stand In)

    Captain (Ret) Zailan bin Pehin Datu Kerma Setia Major (Ret) Dato Seri Laila Jasa Mohd Don

    Country, State Counselor – Malaysia

    Secretary of Finance,Investment & Trade (Stand In)

    Dato Sri Hanis Bin Adenan

    Country, State Counselor – Brunei Darussalam

    Secretary of SME & Business Development (Stand In)

    Mr Ramlee Bin Begawan Pehin  Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Zainuddin

    Secretary of Industry and Zone Development

    Mr Subandi bin Haji Kamis

    Secretary of Domestic & Foreign Affair

    Lt Col (Ret) Ramli bin Haji Abdul Hadis

    Secretary of Communication & Media

    Mr Benny Yeo

    Secretary of Custom, Immigration, Quarantine & Security

    Mr Lim Beng Siong

    Secretary of International Trade

    Ms Rabi’atul Adawiyah Abdullah

    Secretary of Agribusiness

    Mr Safiee bin Omar

    Secretary of Research & Development and Certification

    Maj (Ret) Dr Haji Muhd Nirwan Haji Muhd Nasir, MBChB, BSc (Med Sci)

    Secretary of Cultural, Social & Education

    Ms Hajjah Siti Zaleha  bte Haji Kaprawi

    Secretary of Tourism & Environment

     Ms Norhayati binti Haji Abu Bakar

    Secretary of Welfare & Manpower

    Ms Nur Judy bte Abdullah

    Secretary of Shariah Compliance & Halal Services

    Mr Haji Ismail bin Arshad

    Secretary of Islamic Affair

    Mr Taufik Hidayat