Saturday, September 27, 2008

Eurocopter Got The Tender For Nuri Replacement

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry has sent a letter of intent to Eurocopter Malaysia Sdn Bhd to replace the RMAF’s Nuri helicopters.
“We are in negotiations regarding the details. The Cabinet suggested new helicopters as the Nuri is already old, has been involved in accidents and there have also been deaths,” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told reporters at the Defence Ministry.

Pak Lah on his first day as Defence Minister after being briefed by the ministry’s top officials. With him are Armed Forces chief Tan Sri Jen Abdul Aziz Zainal (in uniform), Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop (centre) and Ministry secret ary-general Datuk Abdul Bakar Abdullah.

Abdullah and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak swapped portfolios last week, with Najib now helming the Finance Ministry.

Asked why Eurocopter was selected, Abdullah said the ministry “would have considered all the necessary specifications in the helicopters before making the decision” but declined to elaborate.

He also said that the ministry was ready to implement the Industrialised Building System (IBS) for its housing projects.

“If IBS is used, there will be savings and the houses can be built faster and with guaranteed quality. It’s a very advantageous system,” he said, adding that 12 army camps in the Klang Valley and Ipoh were in need of repairs or had to be rebuilt.

Asked how he felt about assuming the Defence Minister’s post again, Abdullah said: “I feel good to be here again.” Abdullah was Defence Minister from 1986 to 1987.

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