MIRI: Supermarkets and shoppers are expected to comply with Miri City Council’s (MCC) No Plastic Sundays from Dec 15 onwards.
Mayor Adam Yii said a number of supermarkets refused to comply with the ‘No Plastic’ regulation during a full-council meeting recent;y.
“These premises are not cooperative, they are focused more on commercial interest without any social conscience.
“If this persists, the council will use enforcement to make sure that these supermarkets comply with the ruling,” he said.
Yii said the campaign would be extended for a longer period.
“We urge the public to voluntarily use recyclable bags when shopping in Miri,” added Yii.
On the collapsed awning incident at Pelita Commercial area due to heavy rain and strong wind, Yii reiterated the seriousness of illegal awnings.
“This incident should serve as a reminder to the public to instal illegal awnings.
“We urge those who intend to set up awnings to obtain the council’s approval first.
“Provide us with a drawing to convince us that the awning design is strong and safe,” he said.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, the council appointed an audit team comprising MCC councillors led by Deputy Mayor Julaihi Mohamad to audit the public’s satisfaction on services rendered by the council.
“The key focus areas of the audit team for 2017 included waste management, grass cutting, market cleanliness and road maintenance.
“More areas of focus such as landscape, drain flushing, rubbish collection in town area, street cleaning, disbursement of payment of contract work on road maintenance and project work, will be included in next year’s audit,” said Yii.
A total of 68 audit findings were made by the audit team within the audit period starting from Oct 5 to Nov 10.
These findings will be forwarded to the council management for further action.
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