A BAZAAR selling food, drinks and dry items will be set up for a six-month trial period at Bagan Lalang in Sungai Pelek, Selangor.
Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) said approval had been given for part of a private land to be used. It is located opposite Pantai Bagan Lalang currently being used as a carpark.
The bazaar will have about 30 stalls.
It will open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, between 8am and 7pm.
MPSepang president Datuk Abd Hamid Hussain said the organiser had to comply with several conditions, including that at least half of the traders are Sepang residents.
The requirement, he said, was to ensure that Sepang folk benefitted from the new trading site.
He also addressed concerns about traffic congestion and parking problems in the area once the bazaar opens.
Abd Hamid said only 139sq m area of the 0.8ha land was approved to be used as the trading site.
He said the bazaar organiser had been told to hire the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) to manage traffic and parking during the bazaar operations.
“To maintain cleanliness, the organiser has been asked to appoint KDEB Waste Management Sdn Bhd to manage the waste there.
“The organiser is also required to provide toilet facilities within the site,” he said when chairing the council full board meeting.
Abd Hamid said MPSepang had received another application for a similar bazaar at Bagan Lalang and it would be discussed at the next meeting.
Earlier during the full board meeting, MPSepang councillor P. Sivakumar said the new bazaars might negatively impact the existing 21 traders at the Pantai Bagan Lalang Food Court, as the locations were near each other.
“The food court traders sell similar items and enjoy good sales only during the weekends and public holidays.
“If there are more options for the people to eat and shop, it may kill their business.”
He said the food court traders were Sepang residents doing full-time business.
“The area is also congested on weekends and public holidays because of a shortage of parking space.
“If the situation worsens, it may drive people away. We need to make sure our Sepang traders can sustain themselves,” he added.