Enhancing safety, security at Kuching Waterfront

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KUCHING: Smart cameras will be installed at Kuching Waterfront to mitigate vandalism as well as enhance safety and security in the area.

Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said the cameras would be linked to the State’s Command Centre located at Baitulmakmur II Building.

“Deputy Minister of Utility and Telecommunications Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi has commented on the vandalism incident during which someone had thrown detergent into the Hornbill Fountain and causing it to foam.

“So, we will be installing smart cameras in the area and this will be connected to our Command Centre at the Baitulmakmur II Building so that we can monitor the area closely,” he said during the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Ramah Tamah Hari Raya Aidilfitri programme at the DBKU headquarters on Friday evening.

He stressed that the installation of the facilities was not a breach of individuals’ privacy but for people’s safety.

“We are installing it at public places, and not at homes. So with this, I believe this will further enhance the safety and security of Kuching city,” he stressed.

On another note, Abang Johari said that the Kampung Seberang Hilir residents from two villages will move to their new home at the new Darul Hana Housing Project area this August.

The RM200 million Darul Hana Housing Project funded by the state was initiated in December 2017. It would see the relocation of residents from 13 villages in Seberang Hilir into better living condition for the families.

“This is the housing scheme we will develop in Petra Jaya area, including Samariang, and Matang up until Segedup, and this will provide a more organised urban development especially for those from Kampung Seberang Hilir,” he said.

Abang Johari, added that extended families from Kampung Seberang Hilir would move to Sungai Bedaun.

He added that the state government would implement similar development up until the Kampung Buntal area.

展e will also develop the Samariang area because we want to reorganise the housing settlements and this will involve cooperation of the community. Through this, our city will become more organised and clean, he said.

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