29 Jul '11, 1am

S'pore-KL exercise goes well: By Annabelle Liang THE results of an exercise held yesterday to test emergency res...

S'pore-KL exercise goes well: By Annabelle Liang THE results of an exercise held yesterday to test emergency res...

THE results of an exercise held yesterday to test emergency responses in the face of a chemical spill showed good coordination between the authorities of Singapore and Malaysia. The chief executive officer of the National Environment Agency (NEA), Mr Andrew Tan, said that this was also due to officers from both countries being familiar with each other's equipment. The 8th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Emergency Response Plan Exercise was held at the Second Link in Tuas. The exercise is jointly organised annually or once every two years by NEA and Johor's Department of Environment (DOE). It was first held in 2000. Yesterday's exercise involved officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Singapore Police Force and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, and other government agencies, and their Malaysian counterparts. While it involved the rescue of more casualties an...

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