Ministry wants RM300mil for 'BMW' toilets nationwide, says Nga

IPOH: The Local Government Development ministry is requesting a RM300mil allocation for the coming budget announcement to build "BMW (bersih, menawan, wangi (clean, captivating, fragrant))" public toilets nationwide, says Nga Kor Ming.

The minister said the ministry recently held a dialogue with the Treasury secretary-general over its reformation agenda for public facilities.

“We then requested for RM300mil to build the BMW status toilets nationwide.

“The allocation, if provided, will be distributed to 155 local authorities in the country.

“We also hope to change all the lighting to LED or solar lights, which are sustainable and eco-friendly,” he said when visiting the Seri Kepayang flats here today. (Sept 9)

The flats are among 11 low cost public housing (PPR) flats in the state that received allocation from the ministry on upgrading and maintenance works.

Nga said the government allocated RM8.5mil, the highest in history to the Perak Housing and Property Board (LPHP) to upgrade living conditions at PPRs.

Besides that, he said, come 2025, the ministry hoped to achieve the target of building a total of 10,000 solar-powered trading kiosks in a bid to regulate and legalise unlicensed petty traders.

He said come the year-end, a total of 3,073 kiosks would be launched, exceeding the 3,000 target earlier.

“The local councils will decide on the strategic locations for these kiosk to be situated.

“The maximum fee will only be RM10 a day, with the fee going as low as RM3 depending on the situation and business type,” he added.

Nga said the fee would be collected to ensure that the kiosk could be maintained gradually.

“I am confident that we will be able to reach the 10,000 target in two years,” he added.

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