MUKAH: Mukah has been chosen as the first location in Sarawak for the establishment of the Civil Defence Emergency Response Team-Community (CDERT-C).
The opening ceremony was officiated by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) and Mukah MP Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib on Thursday (June 23).
Hanifah believed that the CDERT-C would be of great help to Mukah folk in times of natural disasters such as floods, landslides and other disasters.
“Thank you to the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) for approving the establishment of the Civil Defence Emergency Response Team-Community at P213 Mukah Parliamentary seat.
“The establishment of this team also directly helps the APM to carry out its responsibilities more effectively during emergencies or disasters that require their services.
“With the training and courses provided to the community through this CDERT-C, those involved will be equipped with the knowledge and skills suitable to deal with disasters.
“To the members of the community, I congratulate you on your appointment as a member of the CDERT-C and I hope the team can work well and from time to time, training programmes and courses can be held regularly so that the team is better prepared to face any
Also present were Balingian assemblyman Abdul Yakub Arbi, Tellian assemblyman Royston Valentine, Sarawak APM director Assistant Commissioner Abdul Wahab Rahim, Federal Territory APM director Colonel Effendy Ali, and acting Mukah District officer Peleadzman Ahip.