Bandar Seri Begawan - Bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and Japan look set to gain further momentum with the increase in projects spurred by Japanese company Mitsubishi Corporation in cooperation with the Brunei government.
With cooperation from BEDB, Mitsubishi Corporation has been involved in a number of projects such as the development of an ammonia project in Pulau Muara Besar and an advanced microalgae biotechnology venture.
The advanced microalgae biotechnology venture will utilise the microalgae for food supplements and is for export in the future.
In addition to the projects, Mitsubishi Corporation is also working on sustainable agriculture with the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, and the Solar Power Tenaga Suria Brunei Project with the Ministry of Energy.
Meanwhile, the Japanese company is also pursuing business opportunities in automated cultivation and pharmaceuticals projects.
Brunei accounts for roughly 10 per cent of all LNG imported to Japan, and Mitsubishi Corporation has been a part of the project which has been supporting both Brunei and Japan's economic growth for a long period.
With the LNG contracts extended, Mitsubishi Corporation is looking forward to continuing its support for the project with the Brunei Government and Brunei Shell Petroleum.
In line with the expansion of operations in Brunei Darussalam, Mitsubishi Corporation also has a new office at the Takaful building at Jalan Pemancha.
Mitsubishi Corporation's participation in the Brunei LNG project started in 1972. It is also a commemorative year for the project as 2012 marks the 40th anniversary since Brunei LNG made its very first shipment of LNG from Lumut to Japan.
Meanwhile, the 25th anniversary of the MC Trophy will be played on tomorrow at The Empire Hotel & Country Club.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin