Selangor Journal

Waste complaints in Klang decrease sharply with new system

SHAH ALAM, FEB 17: The Select Committee of Local Auhtorities (JP-PBT) proposed to use the Klang Municipal Council’s (MPK) waste management system as a model for other local authorities.
The committee Chairman, Dr Idris Ahmad said the reason is, complaints from public concerning waste issues in Klang last year has reduced from 817 in July to only 47 in December.
“In the last six months, the complaints are declining although the channels were added and improvised to be more effective and efficient for the public, such as through the whatsapp, iClean application and others, proving this pioneer project to be successful.
“Just now, Yang Berhormat (YB) Meru and YB Selat Klang have also commented on the effectiveness of this project, there are much progress in their respective constituencies. Next, KDEB will expand this programme to Ampang and Selayang beginning March 1,” he said.
Idris said that to SelangorKini after chairing a closed-hearing at Annex Building, Dewan Negeri Selangor yesterday, on the status of solid waste management takeover by the State Government and a research report conducted by P.E. Research Sdn Bhd.
He said, the new management system will be proposed to be implemented across the state within two years, if its implementation in Ampang and Selayang shows positive results.
“Perhaps we shall expand it throughout Selangor within two years so that there is a new system in place to manage waste more efficiently such as in developed countries like Japan or Singapore,” he added.
When asked on the approach towards the new system, he informed that the matter will be tabled at the Selangor State Assembly session as soon as JP-PBT complete the report.

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