SHAH ALAM, 27 Nov: The Shah Alam City Council will be using the underground waste disposal system which has been used in the city of Hanam, South Korea, which is expected to be able to overcome a variety of problems, especially in relation to rubbish and pollution.
The Mayor, Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan, said that the effort would have a big impact on Shah Alam in realising efforts to make it a green and environmentally friendly city.
“I find the city of Hanam very clean and its residents make the space outside their homes a place to cultivate vegetables, including tomatoes, when I visited the city last June.
“On top of the dumping area, they created a recreation area, complete with amenities, to beautify the environment,” he said.
He said this during the signing of the bilateral agreement between Shah Alam and Hanam, which took place at the Setia Jaya Convention Centre today.
Also present were 23 delegates, including the Mayor of Hanam, Lee Kyo Bum, and MBSA representatives. Meanwhile, the delegation will be in Shah Alam for four days and will pay an honorary visit to the Chief Minister of Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
Jaafar said that the agreement will benefit both sides in terms of education, culture and business, which can further develop the respective cities.
“This motion will be discussed with the Local Government Standing Committee Chairman, Datuk Teng Chang Kim, and subsequently, a visitation with him will take place for him to personally look at the underground waste disposal concept in Hanam,” he said.