JOHOR has received applications to hold Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri bazaars at more than 200 locations, involving some 13,000 trading lots.
State housing and local government committee chairman Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said the figure was for all 16 local councils in Johor.
“For this Ramadan, we have received 13,175 applications from traders who want to take part in bazaars at 235 locations throughout the state.
“Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) recorded the highest number of applications, with 49 locations and 2,892 trading lots.
“This is followed by Pasir Gudang City Council with 27 locations (1,710 lots) and Kluang Municipal Council with 22 locations (950 lots),” he said.
Mohd Jafni added that Yong Peng District Council received the lowest number of applications for Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri bazaars, with six locations and 458 lots.
He said the locations for the bazaars remained the same as the previous years.
However, he reminded organisers and traders to abide by the rules that had been set to ensure operations go smoothly throughout the fasting month.
Meanwhile, MBJB said it had organised a briefing about holding the bazaars with organisers at Menara MBJB recently.
The council, in a statement, said it also invited officers from Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp), state Health Department, Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry, as well as representatives from residents associations.
“All Ramadan bazaar organisers and traders are also expected to comply with the licensing conditions set such as not leaving their equipment or raw materials at the location.
“They must maintain cleanliness at all times.
“Visitors to the bazaar should also help to maintain a clean environment,” it added.