CCTV installation in 18 Batu Kawa areas entering open tender stage

Dr Sim (first right) and Loh (second left) going on the ground for an inspection to identify locations for CCTV installation in Batu Kawa.

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 25: The installation of closed-circuit television (CCTVs) in 18 Batu Kawa areas is entering the open tendering stage.

Batu Kawa assemblyman Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said the authorities would be dealing with the open tender process in recent days before proceeding to the installation.

He had yesterday (April 24) went to the ground with Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) secretary Elizabeth Loh for an inspection to identify the locations for the CCTVs.

The finalised locations include Kuching City Mall Commercial Centre A and B, Taman Desa Wira Shoplot (Market) A and B, Emart Batu Kawa Commercial Centre A and B, Public Square Commercial Centre (next to Emart Batu Kawa), Batu Kawa new township A, B, C, D and E, Batu Kawa new township wet market, BK Square Shoplot, Batu Kawa Bazaar (Old Town and Waterfront), Batu Kawa Commercial Centre (38 Shop-lot) and Taman Sri Moyan at Jalan Batu Kawa/Matang.

“In fact, this plan to enhance and strengthen security measures in public places is inclusive of four local councils namely Kuching South City Council (MBKS), Kuching North City Council (DBKU), MPP and Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS).

“A total of 800 CCTVS will be distributed in 200 locations in Greater Kuching, mainly in densely populated areas as well as areas with high traffic flow,” he said in his Facebook post yesterday.

Dr Sim, who is also Minister for Local Government and Housing, added that MBKS is handling the installation of 317 CCTVs in 80 locations, DBKU 310 CCTVs in 80 locations, MPP 119 units in 30 locations and MPKS 79 units in another 20 locations.

He said all CCTVs, once installed, would operate 24 hours a day and data is transmitted to SMA’s Sarawak Integrated Operation Centre. — DayakDaily