KUCHING, March 13: Malaysian Ministry of Local Government Development (KPKT), through the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), has identified a 5.75-acre piece of federal land to build the proposed fire station near SMK Julau.
The ministry said the proposed construction of the Category D fire station is still in the process of obtaining approval and ownership of the land from the Department of Director General of Lands and Mines (JKPTG) Sarawak.
“From this year onwards, KPKT will also prioritise fire station construction projects for land sites provided for free or at a nominal premium rate by any state government or housing developers.
“This factor will be taken into account apart from the score of the fire cover study carried out by JBPM,” said the ministry in a written reply to Julau MP Datuk Larry Sng in Parliament today.
The written reply was shared by Sng on his Facebook page the same day.
On Jan 31 last year, the 17-door Rh Rangsa Jimat in Julau was destroyed in a fire.
A team of firefighters from the Bintangor fire station was despatched to the location, which is 60km away. It took the team at least an hour to arrive at the scene. — DayakDaily