SHAH ALAM, 13 Nov: The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has allocated RM80 million this year for the purpose of cleaning up rubbish, drains and preserving the environment.
The Shah Alam Mayor, Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan, said that MBSA is currently working to make the Shah Alam a world-class city.
He said, for this purpose, hygiene and care are key pillars that should be taken into account to achieve the ambition.
“I want to make Shah Alam a leading city, and it is not an easy task,” he told reporters after inaugurating the ‘Chefmanship Academy’ with Unilever Food Solutions Malaysia here at the MBSA Auditorium.
Over 700 food premises operators registered under MBSA were present at the programme which provided education and advice on aspects of premises sanitation as well as self-presentation when managing and preparing of food.
Mohd Jaafar said that MBSA has provided 50 contractors to collect garbage in the city.
“For domestic waste, we have 50 contractors to collect them all. For commercial areas in Shah Alam, for example shop houses, we collect every day for seven days. For terrace and semi-detached houses, once every two days. And for low-cost houses, we collect (garbage) every day.
“This means that commercial areas and low-cost houses produce the most garbage, so we collect every day without fail,” he said.
He added that MBSA has also provided 174 contractors to handle the cleaning of drains, bulk trash and cutting grass.
“We have 174 contractors to cut grass, clean drains and (collect) bulk trash. If we add these two up, we have allocated RM80 million just for contractors. Not to mention that we send it to Jeram or waster transfer centres and we pay them a tip too,” he added.