KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will officially open the RM320 million Bukit Aman Menara 1 on Thursday.
Inspector-General of Police Secretariat assistant head (public communications) Assistant Commissioner Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the tower would be a symbol of modernisation and transformation for the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) which was established 205 years ago.
“The tower is now Bukit Aman’s administrative centre replacing the old building nearby,” he told Bernama in an interview.
He said Najib would also present a cheque as special compensation to former police personnel who had served during the Emergency, and open the Bukit Aman Health Screening Centre.
The prime minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, would meanwhile open the PDRM’s Pusat Asuhan Kanak-Kanak (Taska) or Children’s Care Centre in Bukit Aman, he said.
According to Ramli, construction of the Menara 1 situated on a 1.4ha site which was originally a parking area, commenced on March 3, 2005.
“The public works department designed the 31-storey tower with an 85,000-metre floor and monitored the construction until its completion on April 21, 2010,” he added.
He said the building was to replace the Logistics Department complex that was housed in a wooden semi-permanent premises, as well as to relocate the Internal Security and Public Order Department which had previously been sharing premises with the Special Branch at Complex 3.
He said the relocation also involved the offices of the inspector-general and deputy inspector-general of police at Menara 2.
The management, criminal investigation and narcotics investigation departments will remain at Menara 2, and the Special Branch, at Complex 3.
Source : Bernama