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Engage people in waste management

From PREM KUMAR NAIR, Honorary secretary, Bangsar Baru Residents Association.

Upgraded sewage treatment plant running smoothly

THE sewage treatment plant in Bukit Mertajam in Penang is now equipped with the latest facilities to improve standards and sustainability.

Hussain (white cap) briefing Phee (white shirt, next to him) and other visitors on the upgraded sewage treatment plant in Bukit Mertajam.

Raising a stink over sewage woe

RESIDENTS in Jalan Sungai Nipah in Balik Pulau, Penang, are claiming that a neglected project by Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) is posing danger to them.

Muhamad Farid (left) together with residents of Desa Nipah and Palmyra Residences checking out the site where an excavator is seen carrying out repairs.

Road works in PJ close to completion

WORK is almost completed for the underground sewerage upgrading project which Petaling Jaya residents have tolerated for almost four years now.

Contractors have temporarily patched up a hole in this road with cement after completing sewage upgrading works. MBPJ’s guidelines calls for contractors to patch the road back to new. — Photos: ART CHEN/The Star

Turning waste into wealth

PEOPLE generally do not bother where their refuse goes. And for sewage, that is even more so, and can pose a major problem if it is not disposed of safely.

The Pantai 2 regional sewage treatment plant was officially launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on May 25.

What lies beneath jetties

EVERY toilet in the clan jetties of Weld Quay, Penang, has been using the same system since the jetties sprung up in the early 1900s.

When you flush the toilets on the clan jetties, the waste goes straight into the sea to be washed away by low tide.

Old Town bus terminal opening delayed to October

Missed deadline for project meant to finish before March is due to technical deviations and construction defects, with work currently at 95% completed.

A file picture of the bus terminal in construction last year. Due to technical complications and construction defects, operations are only expected to begin in October.

Tough job to keep rivers clean

A total of RM3.4bil has been allocated to clean 110km of Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak from its current Class III - Class IV water quality (not suitable for body contact) to Class IIB (suitable for body and recreational usage) by 2020.

Go digital to help curb crime, public urged

THE people can be the eyes and ears of the police and tip them off or file complaints via the Volunteer Smartphone Patrol (VSP) app.

Mohd Zulkarnain addressing the crowd at MPSJs town hall meeting.

May our leaders be wise and compassionate

From TAN SRI ROBERT PHANG MIOW SIN, Justice of the Peace.