The Government of Brunei Darussalam

Brief History

At the end of 1920 or early 1930 Sanitary Board (New Municipal Board Kuala Belait was established, while Seria area was gazetted as municipal area in 1936. A building made of wooden walls and roof was used for Government Offices. This building was situated between Sultan Jamalul Alam Mosque and the new government offices building, Kuala Belait.

Then in 1960 another building was built for the purpose of housing government offices which includes the Municipal office. This is located opposite St.James School in Kuala Belait, which at the present still exist.

As the years past, Kuala Belait is growing rapidly for which community hall (which was now know as Municipal Hall) was established in 1967. Municipal Department at the time was under the Belait District Officer, the Municipal Department moved again to the ground and first (1st) floors of the community hall, the second (2nd) floors was used for the public library. Consequently, with this arrangement the public was able to be given a central service.

However as soon as the public library moved to its new building which was completed in the end of 1988, the Municipal Department used all the office spaces available as their main offices, except the Community Hall, to house the increasing number of officers / staff.

Branch office in Seria Town is located at Lorong Bolkiah.

Municipal Department was no longer under Belait Officer since 1st November 1985.

The first full time head of department was Pengiran Ali Hassan bin Pengiran Dato Seri Laila Jasa Haji Abas.

Total Municipal area of Kuala Belait (210.83 sq. kilometer) and Seria (0.603 sq. kilometer) is 23.39 sq. kilometer.



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