KUALA LUMPUR – The government is planning to set up Civil Defence Force (APM) unit or office in all districts throughout the country, by renting or acquiring from state governments.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said for the time being, there were only 19 training centres, 112 district offices and 55 units of APM.
“There are districts which have yet to have offices, so we will ensure each district has an office or at least a unit soon,” he said during Ministers’ Question at Dewan Rakyat today.
He was replying to a question by Dr Mansor Abdul Rahman (BN-Sik) on the initiative of the government to provide APM with its own offices.
Meanwhile, Shahidan said the government had sufficient assets especially with the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) approach to meet the need during floods.
He said the move to evacuate victims before a flood occurred could reduce the risk of the loss of lives and properties compared to evacuation during a flood. – BERNAMA