Perak to Host 2024 National Firefighters' Day with PM Anwar Officiating

Perak to host 2024 International Firefighters' Day celebration, with RM267 million allocated for fire department assets and RM50 million for public parks nationwide.

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Perak to Host 2024 National Firefighters' Day with PM Anwar Officiating

Perak to Host 2024 National Firefighters' Day with PM Anwar Officiating

Perak has been selected to host the national-level International Firefighters' Day 2024 celebration on May 4, 2024. The event will be held at the Lost World of Tambun theme park and will be officiated by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Various programs and activities are planned for the celebration, including water bomb demonstrations, helicopter displays, and the appearance of 'Abang Bomba' (buff firemen) to attract visitors. The Housing and Local Government Ministry is organizing the event.

In conjunction with the celebration, the Housing and Local Government Ministry has secured RM267 million in government funding for the acquisition of assets for the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department. This includes 150 units of Compact Fire Rescue Tender worth RM147 million. "This is the highest allocation in history as recognition and appreciation for the nation's 'Wira Merah' (Heroes in Red)," said Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming.

Why this matters: The record allocation and high-profile celebration underscore the government's commitment to supporting and recognizing the critical role of firefighters in protecting public safety. The event also aims to raise awareness about fire prevention and emergency preparedness among the public.

During his visit to Perak, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is also expected to officiate the opening of the first MADANI Recreation Park, which has been completed at Taman Woodlands, Bandar Baru Tambun. The Housing and Local Government Ministry will allocate RM50 million for the construction of public recreational parks nationwide, with 22 parks to be built in Perak involving an allocation of RM11 million.

Minister Nga Kor Ming expressed gratitude for the media's support and allocated RM20,000 to the Perak Media Practitioners Club in recognition of their contributions. The national-level international firefighters' day celebration in Perak is expected to draw significant attention and participation, highlighting the bravery and dedication of the nation's firefighters.

Key Takeaways

  • Perak to host national-level International Firefighters' Day 2024 on May 4, 2024.
  • RM267 million allocated for Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department to acquire new assets.
  • First MADANI Recreation Park to be opened in Perak, with RM50 million nationwide allocation.
  • RM20,000 allocated to Perak Media Practitioners Club for their support.
  • Event aims to raise awareness about fire prevention and emergency preparedness.