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State government wants immediate action from local councils

THE SELANGOR government wants all local councils to desilt and clean up drains before the wet season begins in October.

Its local government committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah also urged the councils to act on all the complaints by residents of Shah Alam, Klang and Petaling Jaya.

“Cleaning of all drains must be done according to schedule.

“In fact, there should not be drains choked with silt, hardened mud, and worst of all have grass growing from it.

“Grass growing with caked up mud in the drains indicates that the contractor had not done the job as required in the contract,” he said.

Ean Yong also warned that sludge taken out from the drains must not be left by the roadside.

Klang Municipal Council Environmental Services Department area supervisor Syafiq Jaafar Sidek in-charge of Taman Bayu Perdana, Taman Petaling and Taman Chi Liung said the workers would clean the drains in Taman Petaling housing area this week.

“For Taman Bayu Perdana and Taman Chi Liung we will initiate the desilting of the drains soon.

“It will take a few weeks as it involves a big area.

“We will also clean up the monsoon drain at Jalan Setaka Indah,” he added.

Shah Alam City Council corporate communications head Shahrin Ahmad said the officers with the Public Cleansing and Solid Waste Management Department will go down to Section 25 to check the conditions of the drains.

“If the drain is clogged with silt or choked with rubbish, we will get the contractor to have it cleaned.

“For the monsoon drain bordering Masjid Taman Sri Muda, we will desilt the whole stretch.

“Another is Jalan 25/50, the dirt in the drain will be removed this week,” he added.

Petaling Jaya City Council Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Department director Lee Lih Shyan when showed photos of the silt and dried leaves filled drains in Section 10, immediately called the contractors to clean up the drains.

Workers had begun the cleaning over the weekend but it will stretch into this week to remove the dried leaves and litter inside the closed drains along Jalan 10/3.

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