The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has allocated a budget of RM176mil in expenditure for next year.
Council president Abdul Hamid Abdul Hussain said this was an increase of RM20mil or 13.37% compared to this year’s allocated expenditure.
“We will be spending the bulk of the budget on cleanliness issues, where RM50.21mil or 28.53% has been allocated.
“We have also allocated RM11.05mil or 6.28% for upgrading infrastructure such as drainage and roads and for tackling flood issues.
“Although there is a RM11mil deficit, we will be supplementing this from the council’s savings as well as increasing our tax and compound arrears,” he said during the full board meeting on Aug 30.
Also in the pipeline are food courts in Pandan Indah and Taman Dagang, both totaling about RM3mil.
Abdul Hamid also told the meeting that there had been nine deaths and 2,696 reported cases of dengue this year.
There are currently seven hotspots including Pandan Indah Commercial Park, Taman Permata, Kampung Baru Ampang, Pandan Mewah, Taman Bukit Teratai, Taman Lembah Maju and Taman Bukit Mulia.
After the meeting, Abdul Hamid launched four charging stations for electric vehicles.
The locations include Menara MPAJ, Masjid Al Azim in Pandan Indah, Destar Arena and the parking lot in Zoo Negara.
Abdul Hamid said the initiative was a joint effort by the state government and GreenTech Malaysia, which had also helped the state set up the Selangor Green Technology Action Plan 2016-2018.
He added that 53 stations had been set up in 41 areas in Selangor so far.