Call to protect buffer zones along riverbanks

Riverbanks in the state, including at Sungai Johor, must be kept clean as the river is the main source of raw water supply in the south of the state. — Filepic

JOHOR BARU: The state government is urged to take stern action against those found encroaching into the buffer zones on both sides of the riverbanks in Johor.

Green Earth Society Johor president P. Sivakumar said the 50m buffer zones should be free from human activities such as vegetable farming, commodity crops cultiva­tion and sand mining.

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