Include views of resident in Broga EIA report, says Ngo

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  • Monday, 27 Jan 2003

SEMENYIH: The views of residents living near the proposed site for the incinerator should be included in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, said Centre for Environment Technology & Development Malaysia (CETDEM) executive director Gurmit Singh. 

He said the EIA study should take into account the residents' view as they were affected by the project. 

Gurmit Singh was one of the speakers at a gathering held by residents in Broga yesterday to voice their concern over the proposed incinerator. 

He said that the Government should be more transparent and hold talks to explain to the people about the incinerator project.  

“The residents were worried that they daily life could be affected with the setting up of the incinerator,” he added. 

Broga Residents Association secretary Alice Lee Yoke Kim said the residents were not consulted on the project. 

The residents, she said, wanted the authorities to look for an alternative site to relocate the proposed incinerator. 

The Science, Technology and Environment Ministry had reassured the residents that the Government would consider the welfare of the people and a series of talks would be held and that the project would comply with the EIA report. 

Kuala Lumpur Datuk Bandar Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek had also urged the urban community to change its negative perception of garbage incinerators as the facility would guarantee systematic and safe waste management for the future.  

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