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Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari presents the mock cheque to Danial Asyraf Zulkifli, 22, who won the first prize for the ‘SMG Water You Doing? Show Us Your Art’ competition, at the Selangor State Secretariat building in Shah Alam, on July 2, 2020. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

River cleanup project improves water quality of Klang River

SHAH ALAM, July 3 — The Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) project to rehabilitate Klang River is deemed successful in improving the water quality of the river from class four to class three now.

Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the state government was optimistic that the water quality of Klang River, considered among the worst polluted rivers in the country, could further improve to class two soon if the SMG projects run by Landasan Lumayan Sdn Bhd (LLSB) could be implemented well.

“During the movement control order (MCO), there were already positive signs of the water quality in Klang River and it’s a good development.

“The state government now plans to develop the banks of Klang River and we believe this will also benefit Selangor economically,” he told reporters, here, yesterday.

He said a comprehensive guideline would be prepared for any projects on the river banks so that these projects could be carried out without affecting the quality of the river water.

Earlier, Amirudin presented prizes to the winners of the ‘SMG Water You Doing? Show Us Your Art’ competition at a ceremony held at the Selangor State Secretariat building, here, yesterday.

The contest, held in April and organised by LLSB, had attracted 120 comic strip submissions where participants were required to put their artistic skills to the test in reflecting on the state of the rivers by choosing from three themes.

Danial Asyraf Zulkifli, 22, from Kuala Terengganu, bagged the first prize of RM2,000 while the second and third places went to Yasmin Nadhirah Nasharuddin, 20, and Amir Faiz Zahib, 23.

The two took home RM1, 000 and RM500, respectively.

— Bernama

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