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MBI’s Pilot Project Towards Making Ipoh the Cleanest City by 2023 

Ipoh City Council’s (MBI) vision of making Ipoh the cleanest city by 2023 has become a main agenda for the new year. 

According to the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, the state government via the Local Government Unit has agreed to appoint Majuperak Utilities Management Sdn Bhd (MUMSB) in executing solid waste management services in Perak, including the council building itself. 

“The state authority has approved the proposal of privatising the service to MUMSB as a pilot project in MBI’s administered areas. 

“As the council’s contractor, MUMSB will be offering the service in Ipoh’s Meru Zone starting January 1, which involves 10,649 premises.” 

He told reporters after the launching ceremony of solid waste management services and rubbish collecting operations in Meru and Manjoi yesterday (January 3). 

Rumaizi added, through the pilot project, a few initiatives will be offered by MUMSB with the usage of new assets that adhere to international standards, such as provision of rubbish bins to all Meru Zone residents. 

“Each bin has undergone stress tests and fall tests, as outlined in the BS EN 840 standards, with wheels and lids for mobility and workers’ convenience, along with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to track the location of bins involved. 

“Field data observation using drone technology and geographical information system (GIS) are to facilitate operations and also to be in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) using comprehensive, precise and user-friendly command and control (C4i) amenities. 

“Centralizing the complaint system with the introduction of a hotline and email will also be implemented. 

“To ensure the vision is achieved, the council also seriously views promoting recycling habits at the operation location as a way to cultivate environmental protection. 

“Hopefully, the pilot project will help MBI in providing the best service to Ipohites, especially at the zones involved,” he expressed. 

Rosli Mansor 

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