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Baiduri Bank Holds Foundation Laying Ceremony for New Headquarters
15th May 2018

YAM Pg Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah signing the commemorative plaque

Bandar Seri Begawan, 15 May 2018 – Marking another milestone in Baiduri Bank’s 24 year history, a foundation laying ceremony for their new headquarters was held this morning. To officiate the foundation laying ceremony of the new Baiduri Bank headquarters was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah Ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Baiduri Bank.

The event began with welcoming remarks by Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank. He said, “Our new premises serves to be the embodiment of what Baiduri Bank has become. Since our inception in 1994 as a commercial bank catering to corporate customers, we are now an award-winning and leading conventional bank in Brunei.”

He further elaborated on some of the design elements of the new building. “Our new headquarters will feature a modern design with many eco-friendly elements such as large glazing panels to allow ample natural light, energy-efficient mechanical and electrical fittings, a rain water harvesting system to collect rain water for plant irrigation as well as a sky garden within the building.” He said that all these design elements were done to attain the BCA Green Mark certification, a benchmark of best practices for being environmentally friendly.

Pouring of concrete by YAM Pg Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah

After the welcoming remarks, YAM Pg Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah along with Dato Timothy Ong, Haji Sofian bin Jani, both members of the board of directors, as well as Pierre Imhof proceeded to the foundation laying ceremony of the new Baiduri Bank Headquarters.

YAM Pg Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah then proceeded to sign the commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.

YAM Pg Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah with Baiduri Bank Boardmembers during the exhibition

Before the guests were ushered to tour the exhibition, a token of appreciation was presented to the guest of honour, YAM Pg Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah by the CEO of Baiduri Bank.

The exhibition illustrates the various stages and design elements of the new headquarters. Present at the exhibition to speak on the design of the new building were the architects and the interior designers.

Also present at the event were AMBD and government officials, consultants, business associates, invited customers as well as the Project Leader, Mr.Andrew Young and other members of the management of Baiduri Bank Group.

In his concluding remarks, Pierre Imhof thanked YAM Pg Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah for his presence in this ground breaking event, members of the board and also the Government of his Majesty the Sultan for the support and advice given for this project.

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