General : Bomba Needs Additional RM70 Million For El Nino Period

MELAKA, June 2 (Bernama) — The Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) needs an additional RM70 million allocation to purchase equipment and improve the logistics needed to face the El Nino phenomenon, said its Director-General, Datuk Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim.

He said the department had submitted a request for it to the Federal Government and was now preparing to face the phenomenon forecast to occur in South East Asia in the middle of the year.

He said the request had to be made as more forest fires especially in peat areas were expected to occur and the process of putting them out required special and up-to-date equipment.

“We hav…
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