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Bandar Seri Begawan - The Ministry of Development pledged to reduce its electricity usage this year during yesterday's Earth Hour 2012 event held at the ministry's building.

According to statistics shared by Dennis Wong Tet Yin, the Acting Assistant Director at PWD's Department of Mechanical and Electrical Services, government buildings used up a total of $64.96 million worth of electricity last year and the Ministry of Development was the highest in terms of electricity sales for a government building, amounting to $12.9 million, though this was mainly due to its many pumping stations and water treatment plants.

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Bandar Seri Begawan - The reduction of disaster risks is the main priority of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the National Meteorological and Hydrology Services.

The priority will continue to be so, especially since the world's "exposed" communities are working hard to upgrade its effectiveness in prevention and reduction of natural disaster effects.

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Brunei Darussalam has been ranked a credible 26th in the world in Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and only second behind Malaysia in the region and fourth in Asia. The environmental performance index was developed in 2002 by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the European Commission and the World Economic Forum.

Read more: Brunei ranked 26th in 'green' index

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