- POSTED: 24 Jul 2014 18:33
- UPDATED: 24 Jul 2014 23:32
A new fire station has officially opened in Tuas View – right in the heart of the industrial estate.
SINGAPORE: A new fire station was officially opened in Tuas View today (July 24) – right in the heart of the industrial estate. It will help the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) respond faster to emergencies within the vicinity.
The SCDF said Tuas View is a fast growing industrial hub with on-going developments, especially in the biomedical and shipyard industries, as well as the upcoming Tuas Mega Port.
At the opening ceremony, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office S Iswaran, who is also the Second Minister for Home Affairs, said that the area's industrial developments pose specific challenges and that the new station's capability to handle incidents involving hazardous materials is important.
"Having this fire station complement the existing Tuas fire station gives SCDF a better response capability,” he said.