Solar phones along Kesas highway

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Jun 2004


MIRI: A solar-powered wireless emergency telephone system is being installed along the Kuala Lumpur-Shah Alam Highway (Kesas) for the benefit of motorists. 

The emergency telephone system, believed to be the first in the country and in South-East Asia, was developed through the joint effort of Kuala Lumpur-based entrepreneurs Zaiba Enterprise Sdn Bhd and IBC Solar Teknik Sdn Bhd. 

IBC Solar Teknik marketing consultant Mohd Rahimi Ibrahim said the wireless emergency phone network with 46 phones would be installed along the entire 26km stretch of the Kesas Highway. 

“The few emergency telephone units installed along the highway now are linked by fixed lines via underground cables. These telephones are prone to lighting attacks. 

“The new system is made up of phone units fixed onto lamp poles,” he said. Two weeks ago, the partners installed solar-powered street lamps in Sibuti, Sarawak.  

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