New squad to keep tabs on cleanliness

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 11 Jan 2020

Mohd Fauzi (left) and his deputy Muhammad Hafiz Shaari (right) with Ng at the launch of MPSepang’s clealiness monitoring squad.

SEPANG will now have its own cleanliness monitoring squad in the municipality following complaints about poor solid waste collection.

Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) president Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said to keep tabs on KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd service, the “Skuad Pantau Bersih Sepang and pCOM” which stands for Perfect Clean Monitoring had been formed.

The squad comprises six employees from the landscape, enforcement and health departments who would patrol areas under its purview twice a week.

The staff will do their patrolling in two new Toyota Hilux four-wheel drive vehicles bought for the purpose.

“We hope that this squad will improve cleanliness in Sepang, ” he said.

Mohd Fauzi added that he was prompted to take action after the council received more than 2,000 complaints on shoddy solid waste clean-up last year.

He hopes the monitoring squad, the first initiative for this year, would lead to effective and efficient solid waste collection.

He said the team would also check on services provided by MPSepang such as beautification and maintenance of public amenities and assets.

“This is the first monitoring system in Selangor to check on solid waste and public cleaning services provided by KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd, ” Mohd Fauzi added.

State local government, public transport and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han launched the programme at the MPSepang headquarters.

He spoke on the need for councils to look into hygiene issues as cleanliness is crucial to prevent dengue outbreaks and flash floods, among others.

“At present, Selangor produces 6,000 tonnes of solid waste daily and will require the implementation of various methods and tools for waste management.

“The council’s efforts also need to be sustainable as it is operating on limited resources, so the public must extend their cooperation in maintaining a clean environment, ” said Ng.

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