Sabah MMEA to get own headquarters, jetty in Sepanggar

OLIVIA MIWIL


KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency is planning to build its state headquarters and jetty in the Sepanggar area, in an effort to improve its maritime security supervision and monitoring of the state’s waters.


Its director First Admiral Mohd Zubil Mat Som said MMEA has identified the site for the development.


“The areas allocated include 1.6 hectares of land area and another 2.42 hectares will be reclaimed from the sea,” he said.


He said construction work would start once the government has approved the allocations.


Mohd Zubil said this today during a media shooting programme at the Sepanggar Naval base.


As for other MMEA plan this year, he said the agency will build a permanent base in Tampi-Tampi, Semporna costing about RM77 million by year end.


He said an additional radar station will also be built at Malawali island off Kudat soon to complement existing stations at Mantanani and Gaya islands here.


Mohd Zubil also said there will be a new acquisition of asset, KM Arau in next few months to be based at the Sepanggar naval base.