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17 Julai 2012

CLEAN-UP IN MUAR, LEDANG HOUSING AREAS

By Azidan Nahar

MUAR: The recent "Program Pembersihan Perdana" here and in Ledang included personnel from the Malacca branch of the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (PPSPPA).
 
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Workers cleaning an area in Taman Pagoh Jaya. Pic by Fairul Asmaini
This was done because Muar and Ledang districts are now under the jurisdiction of the Malacca PPSPPA, following its agreement with the Johorean concessionaire for solid waste management, SWM Environment Sdn Bhd.

Malacca SWM manager Hisham Hussin said  30 personnel including senior officials from both companies were involved in the programme.

"The main focus of the monthly cleansing programme are housing and recreational areas, which are not under the local authorities.

"We utilise heavy machinery such as trucks  with water sprinklers, tractors and excavators," he said after the programme at Taman Bakariah, here.

The event is a corporate social responsibility programme  which involves cleaning drains of waste and soil and grass-cutting.

Hisham said a similar programme held  at Taman Pagoh Jaya here found that  the clogged drains were caused by the overgrown  grass.

He said the situation in Taman Bakariah, also in Muar, was equally disheartening as the back lanes of homes were littered with rubbish.

"There were also old refrigerators, washing machines, furniture and computers piled up, and  trash clogging the drains in the area."

"We believe the neighbourhood was used as a dumpsite before the items were sold to scrap metal buyers," he said.  

SOURCE: NST STREETS JOHOR, JULY 17, 2012

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