PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) is working with Petronas to deploy its mobile refueling service trucks, the Petronas ROVR, during the monsoon flood season.
His Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the move will allow the public, including rescue teams, to have easy and quick access to fuel.
“The ROVR will be mobilized in states that may face fuel supply disruptions due to flooding,” he said at a press conference after the monthly KPDNHEP meeting and ceremony. presentation of the intellectual property fund here Tuesday, September 13.
Petronas ROVR is a mobile refueling service using trucks that transport between 4,000 and 11,000 liters of fuel.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) expects the 2022/2023 monsoon season to start in November and continue until March 2023 which usually brings heavy rain causing major flooding especially in the states. from the east coast.
According to MetMalaysia forecast, heavy rains are expected in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang from November to December 2022, while Johor, Sabah and Sarawak are expected to experience monsoon from December 2022 to January 2023.
Nanta said KPDNHEP will also help flood victims by distributing food through the Foodbank program, which is collected from donations.
“Autoclaved foods will be distributed, among other things, because they are easy to use and store,” he said.
At the ceremony, Nanta also presented the Intellectual Property Trust Fund 2.0 to five recipients with a total grant worth RM428,697.
The RM4mil fund is an allocation under the 12th Malaysian Plan which will be distributed by the Malaysian Intellectual Property Company (MyIPO) for a period of four years, starting this year until 2025, for the benefit of entrepreneurs, in particularly those in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector. – Bernama