East coast floods: Petronas contributes diesel, petrol

KOTA BARU: Petronas, through Petronas Dagangan Bhd, has donated 30,000 litres of diesel and 10,000 litres of petrol for rescue operations and post-floods clean-up in the east coast states.

Petronas East Coast general manager M. Ahmad Shazly Ramli said the donation was distributed through a mobile-refuelling service using a mobile oil vehicle.

He said Petronas expressed its gratitude to the authorities and hoped that the donation could assist agencies in their efforts to rescue flood victims.

"We would also like to thank the authorities for their commitment in rescuing the flood victims. The fuel donation is expected to help launch the efforts carried out by the agencies involved.

"In addition to fuel, Petronas also donated basic equipment to 4,950 flood victims in the east coast, including in collaboration with the Welfare Department, through the Sentuhan Kasih Disaster Relief programme," he said in a statement today.

Shazly said the donation was part of Petronas' initiative, worth RM25 million, announced in December last year, to help flood victims,

He added that the assistance included contributions, comprising 36 boats, 8,800 tents, 5,500 life jackets and 55,000 raincoats, to flood rescue agencies in 14 states.

"In early 2022, the Petronas Foundation also helped residents in high-risk areas such as Pekan in Pahang and Tumpat in Kelantan to prepare systematically to face the floods, through the Community-Based Disaster Risk Management programme.

"Petronas is always concerned about the plight of flood victims. We hope that this donation will benefit those affected by the disaster." Bernama

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