Keep JB clean during Chingay parade and at Ramadan bazaars, says mayor

JOHOR BARU: With the Chingay parade being held on Friday (March 1) and the Ramadan bazaar soon after, Johor Baru mayor Datuk Mohd Noorazam Osman has reminded the public to keep the city clean.

He said the Chingay parade has always been successful in attracting participants from within and outside Malaysia, where it was a celebration that is part of Johor’s tourism calendar.

“Therefore, Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) has issued hawker's temporary licence application for the Chingay parade from Feb 20 until Friday (March 1),” he said in his speech during the MBJB full council meeting on Thursday (Feb 29).

Mohd Noorazam also said locations that have been allowed for hawker activities during the Chingay parade were at Jalan Ulu Ayer Molek, Jalan Yahya Awal, Jalan Ayer Molek until SK Ayer Molek, parking area next to Wisma Persekutuan and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak until Wisma Maria building.

He added that MBJB had put certain conditions that must be complied with by traders setting up stalls during the Chingay parade.

“I would like to remind the Chingay parade traders and participants to always keep the city’s environment clean,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mohd Noorazam said MBJB has approved 30 bazaar locations within its jurisdiction, which would be held during Ramadan.

He added of these approved locations, 1,932 bazaar plots were under private bodies, while 1,162 plots were under Yayasan Bandaraya Johor Baru and welfare associations.

“Traders are responsible for taking care of cleanliness at the bazaar sites. Food operators at bazaars must take typhoid shots and not leave their belongings after business hours.

“Visitors should also keep the bazaar area clean,” he said.

Mohd Noorazam said that traders wanting to sell fireworks and firecrackers at bazaars must get a police permit before applying to MBJB.

“Our enforcement team will be monitoring all bazaars during Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri to make sure everyone adheres to the rules given.

“If there is any violation, including the bazaar location not being clean or traders leaving their belongings behind, MBJB has the authority to cancel the whole bazaar,” he added.

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