Sanitising tools for front line efforts


Zulaihi (left) handing over the sanitising equipment to Mohamad Shahabuddin.

KUCHING: The Fire and Rescue Department has received sanitising equipment from Petronas subsidiaries in Sarawak to assist its efforts in mitigating the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

The items, which included 26 motorised spray pumps, 30 hand spray pumps and sanitising chemicals worth RM24,000, were contributed by Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Oil), Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (Sarawak Gas) and Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd.

They also donated 53 boxes of rubber gloves and 50 boxes of face masks to the department.

“We are concerned about the safety of our frontliners such as firefighters who work tirelessly to battle the spread of Covid-19 in Sarawak.

“We hope that our contributions will help smoothen their sanitising operations at targeted public areas across the state, ” Petronas Sarawak general manager Zulaihi M Mantali said after handing over the contributions to Sarawak Federal Secretary Mohamad Shahabuddin Omar at the Fire and Rescue Department headquarters here.

The equipment will be distributed to fire stations in Kuching, Samarahan and Sri Aman for disinfection operations.

Since the sanitisation exercise began on March 30, the department has carried out more than 160 operations at various markets, residential areas, government premises and other public spaces in the state.

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