KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 — Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has supplied 30 mobile generator sets to the flooded areas in Penang.
TNB senior general manager (distribution network) Wan Nazmy Wan Mahmood said 12 of the mobile generators had already been set up and the TNB had temporarily stopped the functions of 38 out of the 4,852 electric substations in the state for safety reasons.
“Supply will be restored after the situation has improved and the TNB is currently monitoring installations in the areas affected by the floods in Penang and Kedah,” he said in a statement tonight.
He said members of the public should give priority to safety aspects, complying with instructions issued by the authorities from time to time and to contact the TNB Careline number 15454 for information concerning services and electricity supply.
Meanwhile, AirAsia Berhad Executive Chairman and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Kamarudin Meranun announced that AirAsia would support the Penang flood relief efforts by offering assistance to non-profit organisations who require air transport to deliver relief items, as well as medical personnel on duty to Penang.
Relief aid agencies and medical personnel on duty can send in their requests to [email protected] for flight purposes and cargo details.
“We are saddened by the flood tragedy and we pledge to do what we can to help alleviate the distress experienced by Penangites,” he said. — Bernama