954 Bruneians receive free land lots, housesStaff Writer | May 10, 2017
Some 954 individuals received land lots and house key plaques from Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in a ceremony held at the International Convention Centre.
Generosity 222 individuals received land lots
While expressing gratitude to the Sultan on behalf of all the recipients, Haji Suhaimi, acting Brunei-Muara District officer in his welcoming speech said that the event on Monday was "a form of gift by His Majesty to the people to ensure comfort and security and enhance their living standards".
He added that this demonstrated the Sultan's and the government of the Sultan's "continuous endeavour towards the welfare of the subjects by providing basic facilities and shelter for residents".
With about 400,000 total population, Brunei is well-known for its generous welfare social system based on wealth accumulated from its oil and gas exports.
Following the ceremony, the monarch visited some residences of housing scheme recipients in Brunei-Muara District to learn more about the newly built houses by speaking to the new housing scheme recipients. ■