Permit required to sell durian

Traders selling seasonal fruits on Penang island are now prohibited from packing the fruits using polystyrene.

SEASONAL fruit sellers, especially those selling durian, need to apply for a permit to sell the fruits.

Penang Island City councillor Wong Yuee Harng said the permit would be valid from now until August this year.

“We urge traders to submit their application for our consideration.

“Enforcement action will be taken against those who operate without a permit,” he said during a press conference at the city council’s licensing department in Jalan Padang Kota Lama on Wednesday.

Among the conditions stipulated for the setting up of a temporary stall are a need to adhere to the approved structure size and appointing personnel to manage traffic if necessary.

“No foreigners are allowed to operate the stall and traders are not allowed to use polystyrene to pack or display the fruits,” Wong said.

The stall operator must ensure proper waste management with a rubbish bin of an appropriate size on site.

The fees for the temporary licence is RM1 daily for every 40 sq ft. Traders also have to pay RM6 daily for rubbish cleaning, he said.

He added that the canopy fee would be a one-off payment of RM100 (400sq ft and below), RM200 (400 - 800sq ft) and RM300 (800 - 1200 sq ft).

Traders have to submit their application at the MBPP licensing department in Jalan Padang Kota Lama. For details, call 04-2592020.

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