Selangor Journal
State executive councillor for local government Ng Sze Han (centre) speaking during a press conference following the workshop on the state’s preparation for campsite guidelines at Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel, Subang Jaya, on January 31, 2023. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Campsite operators urged to register with local councils immediately — Exco

By Zareef Muzammil

SUBANG JAYA, March 7 — Campsite operators in Selangor are urged to immediately register with the local authorities (PBT) in order to legalise their operations.

State executive councillor for local government Ng Sze Han called for the respected parties to cooperate in the data collection process to ease the preparation of the guidelines.

“We call for the cooperation (of the campsite operators) in Hulu Selangor, Ampang Jaya and Kajang, where there are a lot of campsites.

“Even the campsite operators in Hulu Selangor have established an association to ensure that more operators would register themselves. Therefore, we urge for the operators to come forth,” he said when met after the launch of the Kita Selangor Conference: Commitment in Universal Design Towards an Inclusive State (Persidangan Kita Selangor: Iltizam Rekabentuk Sejagat Ke Arah Negeri Inklusif) at Sunway Resort Hotel, here today.

Ng said that stringent action would be taken if the operators refuse to register and fail to comply with the established safety regulations.

“This matter was emphasised during a session recently held with the campsite operators on the preparation of the guidelines,” he added.

On January 30, Ng said that the registration of campsites will be made mandatory once the Trade, Business and Industry Bylaw is tabled during the next Selangor State Executive Council meeting.

Selangor is the first state in the country to enforce guidelines and licences for camping activities under the bylaw, which includes the requirement for all campsite operators in to be registered with the local authority of their respective area, beginning February.

On December 22, 2022, Menteri Besar Dato’ Amirudin Shari stated that the guidelines and regulations for camping activities would be enforced to ensure safety and prevent the loss of life.

This comes after a landslide measuring nearly 300m in distance and 70m in height took the lives of 31 campers at the Father’s Organic Farm campsite in Gohtong Jaya, Batang Kali, on December 16 last year.

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