Grass, wild plants thrive in ditches

By Zaki Salleh

IPOH:Maintenance of drains and grass in residential park areas should be carried out regularly to prevent the drains from being blocked.

Although Ipoh currently is not experiencing rain like in the east coast areas, grass and wild plants should not be allowed to grow in the drains.

The sight at the large drain in Taman Pengkalan Jaya also raises concerns if it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

A resident, Mohd Suhaimi Dan, said that the appointed contractors for these tasks should have a work schedule.

He mentioned that the Ipoh City Council must have stipulated that grass cutting in its maintenance areas should be done at specific intervals.

“Based on regular working standards in most drain cleaning places, it should be done every two months.

“This drain is indeed maintained, but currently it is overgrown with grass and wild plants,” he said.

Another resident, Mudzaffar Syah Mustapa, expressed that the condition of the drain is unpleasant to the eyes.

“I strongly urge the relevant authorities to cut the grass here and clean the drain so that water can flow freely,” he said.

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