As a continual effort in making Ipoh the cleanest city by 2023, Ipoh City Council (MBI) has stepped up their game to achieve that mission.
The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin said that the council has appointed Majuperak Utilities Management Sdn Bhd (MUMSB) to implement solid waste management services at Ipoh’s Meru Zone which started January 1.
“As a start, the service targets 10,649 premises in the zone. On April 1 onwards, the service will commence at Manjoi Zone which involves 5,696 premises,” he said in his speech during MBI’s full board meeting yesterday (January 27).
As another initiative, the council will be launching a mobile trash bin distribution programme slated to happen by March this year.
“Some 20,000 bins that can contain up to 120 litres of trash will be distributed as the programme’s starting phase,” Rumaizi added.
Starting April this year, MBI will be providing service of collecting green waste and bulk trash at residential premises under the council’s administered areas.
“The council has purchased 14 8-tonne open trucks and appointed 14 drivers and 56 public helpers for this service,” he mentioned.
“Also, some RM3 million will be allocated by MBI for the starting phase of improving infrastructures and amenities at food courts and markets around town,” Rumaizi stated.