25 auto gas detectors installed in Pasir Gudang industrial area

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Nov 19  -- A total of 25 automatic gas detectors called Photo-Ionised Detectors (PID) will be installed in the industrial area of Pasir Gudang for air quality monitoring purposes, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

She said the installation of the devices, at a cost of RM2.52 million, was to create a real-time alert system which would enable enforcement action to be taken quickly.

To date, Yeo said 23 PIDs, which would be able to detect the total volatile organic compound (TVOC) in the air, had been installed, while the rest by the end of this month.

“Once the installation is completed, they will undergo a baseline calibration process for three months before they become fully operational.

"Pasir Gudang is also expected to be the first industrial area in Malaysia to be equipped with a real- time alert system for TVOC by the second quarter of next year," she told a press conference after a special meeting to discuss the results of the Loading Analysis and Carrying Capacity in Pasir Gudang here today.

Also present were Deputy Minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal and Department of Environment (DoE) director-general Norlin Jaafar.

Yeo said the installation of the PID was one of seven key measures taken by the government to improve environmental quality control in Pasir Gudang.

She said the Cabinet had approved an allocation of RM17.7 million to improve the country's air quality monitoring system, which also included the installation of the PID in Pasir Gudang.


    Other News

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia will support its customers to weather the COVID-19 storm

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 -- Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd (BPMB) will provide all relevant support to its customers facing difficulties including granting a moratorium on repayments/payments of loans/financings for a period of six months.

TNB pledges RM150 mln to support tiered electricity rebate

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 – Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has pledged RM150 million to support the government’s announcement of a tiered electricity rebate to assist affected Malaysians following the extension of the Movement Control Order (MCO) period until April 14.

Minister expresses confidence in TNB’s preparedness during MCO

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 -- Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah has expressed confidence on the preparedness of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) in revving up its capacity to meet electricity supply demand in the Peninsula during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

    Main Sponsor


© 2020 BERNAMA. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Security Policy This material may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed in any form except with the prior written permission of BERNAMA.

Best viewed in Firefox 58.0.1 (64-bit) & Chrome Version 63.0.3239.132 (Official Build) (64-bit) with 1920 x 1080 resolution

Contact us :
General [ +603-2693 9933, ]
Product/Service Enquiries [ +603-2050 4466, ]