SHAH Alam City Council (MBSA) has approved temporary hawker permits for 114 traders, following a restructuring initiative to assist the business community in Section U20 in Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh.
Selangor local government, public transport and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the restructuring programme by MBSA to provide temporary business permits as well as advisory services was to help hawkers and petty traders, especially those in Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh, including solving their problems.
Over a two-day period from Aug 15, council staff through MBSA’s
service counters had carried out briefings on application for building modification permits, permission planning and hygiene as well as food safety.
During this period, the counter staff also fielded applications as well as enquiries from 25 owners of shopoffices and 65 factories located at the terrace lots in Jalan Perusahaan 2 and 3.
Of this, 44 who submitted applications for building permit complete with all the required documents, were given immediate approval.
“This is in line with the state government’s aspiration to assist local hawkers and owners of small and medium enterprises to progress in a proactive manner.
“It shows that the welfare of hawkers and small traders are protected; and accusations against the council being cruel and prejudiced are not true at all,” Ng said.
He reiterated that as the local authority, the council needed to be responsive to all public complaints and suggestions so that public safety was not jeopardised in any way.
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