Last chance for illegal factories to get legalised, says S'gor MB

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  • Wednesday, 09 Sep 2020

KUALA LANGAT (Bernama): The Selangor government has decided to give one final chance to unlicensed factories and landowners to legalise their operations by end of the year, says Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari on Wednesday (Sept 9).

He said the state government would not hesitate to demolish building structures that had an impact on environmental pollution if they (landowners and illegal factories) fail to do so within the stipulated period

"We have been offering them to carry out the legalisation process since 2008.

"The decision of the last State Executive Council in 2018 was to extend the action until 2020. After 2020, we will demolish.

"But if the situation is urgent, and I think we can implement it faster by November or December or even early next year, we will implement a comprehensive legalisation process, ” he added.

Amirudin said in a press conference after the declaration of Kuala Langat Municipal Council (MPKL) as consented by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

In the meantime, he said he would chair the Selangor State Water Resources Pollution Emergency Committee as an effort by the state government to reduce the impact of pollution on water resources in Selangor.

"I will lead the committee soon, and this time, we will combine river monitoring technology in line with the Selangor Water Management Board (LUAS) as a water resource monitoring agency.

"We will also implement efforts to clean up river areas, vacate river reserves developed with illegal infrastructure and buildings," he said.

Amirudin said the state government would also uphold the motion of thanks for the royal address by Sultan Sharafuddin on Tuesday calling for firm action over the issue.

Earlier, he said the Kuala Langat District Council had been officially upgraded to MPKL beginning Wednesday after receiving the consent of the Sultan of Selangor and a new municipal logo.

He added that Subang Jaya Municipal Council would also be upgraded to Subang Jaya City Council next month. – Bernama

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