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KDEBWM managing director Ramli Mohd Tahir overseeing the post-flood waste in Taman Sri Muda in Section 25, Shah Alam, on January 5, 2022. — Picture by ZAREEF MUZAMMIL/SELANGORKINI.

KDEBWM wants to add more cleaning assets for emergencies

By Zareef Muzammil

SHAH ALAM, Jan 5 — KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd (KDEBWM) intends to add more cleaning assets for usage during emergencies, especially floods.

Its managing director Ramli Mohd Tahir said a total of RM12 million has been spent to rent 10-tonnes and 40-tonnes lorries, which were used to collect solid waste following the recent floods.

“We had to rent lorries to collect solid waste from affected areas, before being sent to the temporary transfer stations and the landfill in Jeram, Kuala Selangor with the cost of RM12 million,” he said when met after overseeing the cleanup process in Taman Sri Muda earlier today.

Ramli said a total of 500 Roll-on-Roll-off (RoRo) bins were mobilised to all affected areas two weeks ago.

“The lorries will be sent to another location after completing the cleanup process in the previous location, thus expediting the process,” Ramli said.

The state-owned solid waste management company has been involved in the cleanup process in flood-affected areas since December 20 last year.

Among the locations which have since been fully cleared include Petaling Jaya, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, and Kajang.

Meanwhile, the Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Klang areas are expected to be completed by this Saturday.

As of now, a total of 44,500 tonnes of post-flood waste have been collected from the affected areas.

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