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Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday September 3, 2013 MYT 7:46:54 AM
Khaled and DCP Ismail (right) looking at the television screens at the Nusajaya District Police Command Centre during the Mentri Besar’s visit to the station.
JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Malaysia will have 1,467 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in and around the area by 2015 to boost security, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
He said the cameras would cover a 2,217sq km area of the economic growth corridor.
He said phase one, involving the installation of 250 CCTVs, had begun in May last year for the North Johor Baru and Nusajaya districts.
He added that these cameras would be operational by next month.
Phase two, with 165 cameras for the Kulaijaya district, began in January and would be completed by January 2014, he added.
“We are fully committed to ensuring the Iskandar region is safe for residents and investors,” he said during a working visit to the command centre for the CCTVs, housed in the Nusajaya district police headquarters here in Taman Nusa Bestari yesterday.
Khaled said the Federal Government had allocated RM30mil to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority for the installation of 415 CCTVs under phase one and two, with RM245mil for all the cameras.
“There are also about 100,000 more CCTVs installed within Iskandar areas by the public and the private sector.
“A total of 1,221 units can be integrated with the Nusajaya command centre,” he added.
Meanwhile, Johor deputy CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Ismail Yatim hoped the Government would approve the allocation for the new Nusajaya police district headquarters.
He said a 8.09ha site near the state administrative centre in Kota Iskandar in Nusajaya had been slated for the project, which is estimated to cost RM100mil.
“It is vital to create the police headquarters as soon as possible in view of the vast developments taking place in Nusajaya,” DCP Ismail said, adding that two new police district headquarters would also be built in Pengerang and Yong Peng.
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