Talks underway on safe closure of landfill


  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019

The CEP Simpang Renggam landfill.

KLUANG: The Johor government will hold talks with the Federal government to discuss the safe closure of the CEP 1 landfill in Simpang Renggam, said its MP Dr Maszlee Malik.

He said special provisions in relation to the closure would also be negotiated and he hoped the landfill would be closed completely soon.

He said the Simpang Renggam parliamentary office, state and federal government had undertaken various holistic efforts to resolve the issue of river pollution and ways to have clean water supply for the people of Simpang Renggam and the surrounding areas.

“In the meeting chaired by Johor Mentri Besar, we managed to develop a strategic action plan and draw a timeline for all relevant agencies at the state and federal levels.

“On behalf of Simpang Renggam residents I thank the Housing and Local Government Ministry for implementing the short and medium-term measures in resolving the issue,” he said in a statement.

Maszlee added that the Energy, Science, Environment, Technology and Climate Change Ministry was also working with Ranhill SAJ on installing a warning system to alert residents to immediately store water should supply be disrupted. — Bernama

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