Lim: Use underutilised spaces around food courts


By CY LEE

Please support me: Lim (left) meeting one of the diners at the MBPJ food court in Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya. — CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Underutilised spaces around food courts can be used to shorten the food supply chain for the benefit of traders and the environment, says Muda candidate Abe Lim.

“If traders could farm what they need, it would translate to some cost savings and cutting down on emissions and the environmental impact of logistics used to transport food,” she said after meeting with the public at the MBPJ food court in Damansara Kim here.

“Some of the traders have potted plants for things like their own chilli, but more can be done as there is still space.

“Other green solutions like rain-water harvesting and composting can also be implemented here to ensure their farming is sustainable.”

Lim, who is contesting the Bandar Utama seat, said traders also wanted infrastructure to be improved at the food court.

“A trader said they had heard of plans to upgrade the food court, but that talk had been going on for almost 10 years.

“There is also the matter of water supply and pressure, which is crucial for traders. Many of them said the water supply was inconsistent, and when there is water, pressure is too low.

“Parts of the infrastructure are falling apart; there are even exposed wires and broken ceilings in areas which need to be addressed.”

Lim said if voted into the Selangor state assembly, she would push for higher safety standards at the food court as the current situation was unacceptable.

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