Turning Klang into a clean town

Yazid (left) receiving his duties in a syombolic handover by MPK secretary Zahrin Md Nasir.

NEW Klang Municipal Council president Datuk Mohd Yazid Bidin has vowed to transform the royal town into a more attractive place.

However, Yazid, 54, who is the successor to Datuk Mohammad Yacob, said his first task was to make Klang the cleanest city in Selangor.

Prior to the appointment, he said his friends and colleagues alike had warned him that the cleanliness of the town was a big concern among the residents and visitors.

“I believe the town is not as dirty as what has been perceived by many, especially outsiders,” said, Yazid, a former private secretary to Mentri Besar Azmin Ali.

Being the royal town, said Yazid, it was vital for Klang to be clean and attractive to visitors.

“I hope to make Klang as clean as Malacca,” he said.

To achieve this, Yazid said he was looking at the possibility of having cleaners on the streets 24 hours a day.

He said cleaning contractors would be responsible for ensuring the cleanliness of their respective areas.

“We will also step up enforcement against litterbugs,” he added.

Yazid said he also planned to turn the riverbank beside Taman Pengkalan Kampar into a recreational area.

The spot, located between Jambatan Musaeddin and Jambatan Kota, will be ideal for Klangites to rest and relax in the evenings.

“It can becom a landmark for the town,” he said.

On ratepayers’ comments that the council was slow to act on their complaints, Yazid said he would work on the weaknesses so that the council’s delivery service would be improved.

He said he would also work towards uplifting the morale of the staff.

He said the staff must be happy to come to work and therefore the working environment should be conducive.

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