1.SARAWAK COASTAL GUARD MODELLED AFTER AUSTRALIA’S
Western Australia and Northern Territory, Australia posed as a model for the establishment of the Sarawak Coastal Guard.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg said the coastal guard in Australia has its own operations although the defence navy is under the federal government.
Abang Zohari added, the RM90 million allocation for the establishment of the coastal guard will include the procurement of boats and the upgrade of the Sarawak Fisheries Ordinance.
He also said that the Sarawak Coastal Guard could complement the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) and Marine Police in Sarawak coastline protection duties
2.SRDC TO TURN FORMER JALAN LANANG BRIDGE TOLL STATION INTO A NATIVE MARKET
A new native market will be set up at the former Jalan Lanang bridge toll station.
This was announced by deputy chairman of Sibu Rural District Council (SRDC), Robert Lau Hui Yew when speaking at the launch of a clean-up campaign at the site of the former Jalan Lanang Bridge toll station yesterday morning.
Lau said the setting up of the native market in the area would boost the economy of the local residents, adding that the project is expected to be completed by end of January next year.
The activity, jointly run by SRDC and Area 12 Neighbourhood Liaison Committee, was to clean and beautify the former toll station and its surrounding areas.
3.DBKU IDENTIFYING POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TREES ACROSS CITY
The Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) is identifying and reviewing mature trees that have been planted for more than 30 years, which could potentially endanger the public.
Kuching North Datuk Bandar Datu Junaidi Reduan said the trees found to be a risk would be removed and will be replaced with new and suitable trees that can withstand strong winds.
He said in a statement released in connection with a windstorm that struck the city on Thursday afternoon, which uprooted several trees including those along Jalan Tun Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman Yakub.
Junaidi said DBKU is currently conducting regular tree management through thorough inspection and mitigation exercise on all roadside trees and parks.