SELANGOR has spent about RM10mil on restoration work at two illegal dumpsites in Sungai Kertas and Sungai Kembong.
State Local Government and Research Committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim said RM5.1mil was used for restorative works at the 6ha Sungai Kertas site, while RM4.7mil was spent on the 30ha Sungai Kembong site and the work was completed in 2011.
“The cost is dependant on the size and the severity of the pollution. It can take between two and four months for each restoration process,” he said.
Teng said this at the recent state legislative assembly sitting.
On the fine for illegal dumping, Teng said the state was in the process of amending the by-laws to increase the fine significantly from RM1,000.
“We will only be able to deter people from doing it with significant increases in the fine and punishment,” he said.
Teng added that illegal dumping sites included those in Jalan Ampang, Hulu Langat, Jalan Iskandar, Kapar and Klang.
“We are continuously monitoring these sites alongside other relevant agencies to try and curb the problem,” he said.