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Members of the B40 and M40 groups are calling for more affordable housing in urban and suburban areas. — Picture via TWITTER

KPKT to implement seven immediate actions within 100 days — Minister

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 13 — The Ministry of Local Government Development (KPKT) will implement seven immediate actions within 100 days for the benefit of the people, its minister Nga Kor Ming said.

Nga, in a statement today said the actions to be implemented cover aspects of housing, public facilities, the operation of new fire stations and the reduction of solid waste going to landfill.

“A total of 4,713 housing units will be handed over to the people under the People’s Housing Programme (PPR) involving Kuah and Ulu Melaka PPR in Langkawi, Kedah; Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) 2022 programme in phases and handover of sick projects that were successfully completed in Ipoh, Perak and Kota Tinggi, Johor,” he said.

In addition, Nga said 12 elevator units in Kota Damansara PPR, Kuala Lumpur will be repaired and maintained for the benefit of 4,608 B40 people living at the PPR.

Within 100 days too, KPKT through the Local Government Department (JKT) will upgrade the Tok Kenali Market at Jalan Binjai, Kelantan and the Pasir Pinji Market in Ipoh, Perak and 100 business kiosks will be provided.

“It is important to improve the business premises’ facilities,” he said, adding that 353 traders are expected to benefit from the upgraded facilities and provision of business kiosks.

Nga said KPKT through the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) is also committed to efforts in closing down 100 illegal landfills and in empowering recycling initiatives.

“The role of the National Solid Waste Management Department (JPSPN) is also important in ensuring that the first Waste to Energy (WtE) Treatment Plant in Malaysia at Ladang Tanah Merah, Negeri Sembilan is able to achieve 90 per cent of the quantity of solid waste disposed to landfills, he said.

Nga said KPKT through the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) hopes that the four new fire and rescue stations operating in Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Sarawak would be able to provide a higher level of safety for local residents.

— Bernama

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