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RM2.2 Million by the State Government for Rubbish Collection Service Out of PBT Areas

Issues of rubbish collection at rural areas will soon be solved thanks to some RM2.2 million allocated by the state government of Perak to expand rubbish collection operations, especially at areas not under local authority (PBT) administration.

The initiative is projected to fulfill the needs of citizens living at involved areas following difficulties caused by absence of rubbish collection service.

According to the Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad, the state government is listening to citizens’ laments and wants to take steps in overcoming waste management issues, simultaneously preventing them from affecting citizens’ health.

“For starters, the allocation is to provide rubbish collection service in stages for 108 kampongs starting this month.

“The allocation covers the preparation cost of collection sites, purchase of rubbish bins and cost of operation service by PBT,” he said.

Previously, Saarani launched a rubbish collection station at Kampung Sungai Semambu yesterday (March 10), symbolising the start of the rubbish collection programme out of PBT administration.

The initiative will involve all 15 PBTs in Perak.

Saarani explained, for starters, some 25 kampongs will benefit from the service this month, to be followed by 83 more in April.

“In the future, we’ll widen the rubbish collection programme even more, especially at kampongs out of PBT administration,” he added.

Rosli Mansor

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