BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB) announced on Friday that it will be issuing commemorative coins in gold, silver and cupronickel in conjunction with the official naming of the Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Bridge, the longest sea-crossing bridge in Southeast Asia.
The 30-km bridge, jointly built by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), a Chinese state-owned company, and Daelim, a South Korean company, was officially named in honor of the current Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah's late father in July 2020 after six years of construction.
The bridge reduces traveling time between Brunei's capital and its Temburong district from two hours to about 15 minutes by bypassing Malaysia's Limbang.
According to the BDCB, the coins will all be legal tender in the country and will be available to the public on Tuesday. ■