THREE more crematoriums will be built in Selangor with a two-year target date of completion.
Selangor investment, industry and trade, small and medium industries committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim said planning permission for two crematoriums in Ijok and Jeram as well as another one in Mukim Beranang had been approved by Kuala Selangor Municipal Council (MPKS) and Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) respectively.
“Construction of the crematoriums is expected to be completed in two years following the planning permission approvals.
“Currently, there are seven crematoriums in Selangor.
“There are two each under Shah Alam City Council and Petaling Jaya City Council, and one crematorium each under Subang Jaya City Council, Klang Municipal Council and Sepang Municipal Council,” he said in reply to a question by Wong Siew Ki (PH-Balakong) on the state government’s plan to increase crematoriums in Selangor.
Teng said there were two other construction proposals for a crematorium on a 2.02ha land in Jalan Serdang Belah, Sungai Buaya located in Mukim Tanjung Dua Belas, Kuala Langat, as well as in Mukim Hulu Kelang, Ampang.
“The planning permission for a crematorium in Kapar, Klang, was withdrawn during a Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (Limas) special executive meeting in February.
“To date, there is no update on the construction status,” he added.