In­creased se­cu­rity and peace of mind for work­ers in in­dus­trial ar­eas

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Malta In­dus­trial Parks and the De­part­ment of Civil Pro­tec­tion signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing. The aim of this agree­ment is not only to en­hance cooperation be­tween the two en­ti­ties but to also pro­vide a solid frame­work for cooperation with re­gards to se­cu­rity in in­dus­trial ar­eas.

This was an­nounced dur­ing a press con­fer­ence by the Min­is­ter for Econ­omy, In­vest­ment and Small Busi­nesses Chris Car­dona and Min­is­ter for Home Af­fairs and Na­tional Se­cu­rity Michael Far­ru­gia.

Min­is­ter Car­dona stated that this agree­ment is cru­cial for own­ers and em­ploy­ees of com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in in­dus­trial ar­eas. “As a govern­ment we must con­tinue to strengthen our in­dus­trial ar­eas be­cause they are a cru­cial part of the lo­cal econ­omy.”

Min­is­ter Far­ru­gia said that this agree­ment shows the cooperation be­tween the two min­istries that work as a team and with one pur­pose. He con­tin­ued that through this agree­ment, the CPD will en­hance their fleet that will con­sist of a me­chan­i­cal horse, two tankers with a ca­pac­ity of 16,000-20,000 litres and two tankers with a ca­pac­ity of 40,000 litres. These will com­ple­ment the cur­rent tankers that have a ca­pac­ity of 11,000 litres.

Through this agree­ment, each in­dus­trial area will be equipped with a high ca­pac­ity water car­rier fleet to make up for the lack of fire hy­drants in in­dus­trial ar­eas. More­over, the De­part­ment of Civil Pro­tec­tion will be of­fer­ing ba­sic train­ing to the em­ploy­ees of Malta In­dus­trial Parks, for them to be bet­ter pre­pared in case of emer­gency. This agree­ment will also see an in­crease in site in­spec­tions in in­dus­trial ar­eas and the es­tab­lish­ment of an emer­gency hot­line that will be solely de­voted to emer­gen­cies that arise in in­dus­trial ar­eas.

Min­is­ter Car­dona and Min­is­ter Far­ru­gia thanked the em­ploy­ees of Malta In­dus­trial Parks and the De­part­ment of Civil Pro­tec­tion for their im­pec­ca­ble col­lab­o­ra­tion and ul­ti­mately their com­mit­ment that led to this im­por­tant step.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.