MPK plants trees to address illegal waste problem


KLANG, OCT 23: The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) has taken the initiative to plant 166 ‘Eugenia’ trees at several locations in the town in an effort to stop illegal waste dumping.

Its Yang Dipertua, Dato’ Mohamad Yasid Bidin said, the smart move was done with cooperation from Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB) and Residents’ Associations (JKP) to green the environment.

He said the programme was done to stop irresponsible parties from continuing to dump illegal waste at the sites.

“According to operation data, 154,296.25 tonnes of waste was been cleaned in Klang until September, and 28,324.49 tonnes of illegal waste was also cleaned (last January to September) and they are largely from illegal dumpsites.

“I hope this activity will inculcate the culture of maintaining cleanliness and preserving the green environment among the Klang people,” he said.

He further said that the community should act as a more sensitive and responsible citizen by contacting local authorities they see any irresponsible party illegally disposing waste.

Mohamad Yasid said, MPK appreciates JKP and council members’ commitment in helping with the tree-planting programme in 21 locations in the town.

“Of that total, 17 locations have been successfully closed and several proactive steps to reduce the problem, including enforcement actions are being enhanced from time to time.

“27 vehicles were also confiscated until last September, and 87 last year, for that offense,” he said.

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