Close watch over river pollution

Ayub (third from left) giving the thumbs up during the launch of the Johor Baru Health Department’s Safety and Health Week at Hospital Permai.

JOHOR BARU: The state government has issued a directive to the Environment Department (DOE) to conduct inspections on factories operating near rivers in Johor.

Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said this was to ensure the factories adhere to stipulated licensing regulations and monitor any discharge of effluents into rivers that could cause pollution.

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