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The Ministry of Communications was established in 1984 as soon as Brunei Darussalam achieved full independence. Beginning of its establishment, the Ministry of Communications was placed in the Secretariat Building, Bandar Seri Begawan, and later moved to the Brunei Telecommunication Department Building at Old Airport, Berakas, before moving on 18th November 1999 to the ministry's permanent building located at Jalan Menteri Besar, Bandar Seri Begawan.
The Ministry of Communications has several Departments and Agencies that have been established since from the establishment of the Ministry, namely the Telecommunications Department, Postal Services Department, Department of Civil Aviation, Land Transport Department, Ports Department, and Marine Department.
On 1st April 2006, the Department of Brunei Telecommunication was incorporated and named as Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru). TelBru is currently the premier telecommunications company in Brunei Darussalam and is a leading service provider such as fixed line, broadband, leased lines and data.
The Meteorological Department was initially one of the divisions known as the Meteorological Service Division established in 1966 under the Department of Civil Aviation. On 1st February 2013, the Meteorological Services Division was upgraded to become a department which is now known as the Department of Meteorological Brunei Darussalam. Starting with the step, the Department of Meteorological plays a role with wider scope of responsibility in the provision of meteorological and climate services in Brunei Darussalam towards supporting activities and operations across various sectors including the economy.
Also included under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Communications is the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI), a Statutory Body established on 1st January 2003 under the AITI Order 2001 which is responsible on the regulatory and development of the ICT sector in this country.
With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Marine Department and Ports Department now have been merged to become the Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam (MPA) effective from 28th September 2017.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam was established as the regulatory authority and responsible on the management, administration and security of the affairs of port and shipping in the country. The establishment of the MPA will also further elaborate on the specialization of division of regulatory functions and service provider function which at once will enable the development of a more planned, directed and organized port and shipping sectors.
Under the latest structure, the Ministry of Communications has four (4) departments namely:
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