Some 6999.25 tons of illegal trash were successfully cleaned at 1,672 locations which took 13,140 times since January up to August 6 this year.
According to the mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, Ipoh City Council (MBI) has issued 541 compounds amounting to RM438,600 in the duration.
“MBI looks into illegal rubbish dumping issues seriously,” he told reporters at a gotong-royong (communal work) to clean the Pasir Pinji zone and community farm launch yesterday (August 9).
“We will not hesitate at issuing compounds to those who still illegally discard trash,” Rumaizi noted. “Hopefully, Ipohites will do their best to cooperate in line with our hopes to improve the city’s wellbeing and make Ipoh the cleanest city in Malaysia by 2023.”
More than 200 participated in the gotong-royong, including MBI staff, representatives from Puncak Emas Infra Sdn Bhd, public and private sectors, and residents of Pasir Pinji.
The programme was graced by the State Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Housing, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi.
She said the gotong-royong is in line with the 63th National Day celebration, besides making friends and encouraging interactions among residents of the area.
“Through this programme, the spirit of unity can be instilled involving multiple races without considering race or religion,” Nolee Ashilin expressed.