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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.
Key Sectors of BIMP EAGA
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.
BIMP EAGA Business Council
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