Formulation of Temburong Eco Town Master Plan in Brunei Darussalam
NIKKEN | October 2018
Temburong district is the easternmost part of Brunei Darussalam. It is an exclave–detached land located in Malaysia, separate from the Brunei mainland. Most of the area is covered by tropical forest and morass. In Temburong district, development needs such as tourism will increase with the opening of a new bridge from Bandar Seri Begawan district in 2020. Most of Temburong district’s land is included in the Heart of Borneo (HOB) advocated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) , so it is important to achieve economic development that coexists with extensive wetland, jungles, or ecosystems with abundant nature. Demand for smart city and eco town development has been increasing, since these concepts make a huge contribution to energy conservation in the business and commercial sector. Brunei Darussalam’s ‘Wawasan Brunei 2035’ vision assumes a sustainable society or the future and advocates a departure from oil dependence, development of human resources, creation of new green industry, and development of small and medium-sized enterprises. This project formulates a nature-friendly eco town master plan or Temburong district. The master plan considers the country’s development vision and ecological protection.
CitationNIKKEN. 2018. Formulation of Temburong Eco Town Master Plan in Brunei Darussalam. © Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/9393.
Environmentally Sustainable Development
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Forest site mapping
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Agricultural landscape management
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