Illegal trash ‘hotspot’ locations become mini parks

By Aida Aziz

IPOH: The desire to make a city free from illegal trash issues can be realized with the cooperation of all parties.

For example, the efforts made by a company here successfully transformed an illegal trash dumping site into a mini park.

According to the Mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, the area in Hala Rapat Baru was originally an illegal trash hotspot.

He said, previously, the Ipoh City Council (MBI) often cleaned up the area from irresponsible trash dumping.

“With the initiative and sincere efforts of the company, the location has transformed from a dirty trash dumping site into a beautiful and useful space.

“Now it is lovely and beneficial for various parties to use in the future.

“The company’s effort, using its own budget for the program, deserves praise and sets an example for other companies.

“It is hoped that this will serve as a catalyst for cooperation between MBI and companies in realizing the goal of making Ipoh a clean and prosperous city,” he said.

He said this after officiating the Strategic Collaboration Program between MBI & Perodua Kiam Fatt Motor Sdn Bhd, here.

Rumaizi said the program is one of the initiatives under MBI Prihatin.

By the end of 2020, there were 1,672 illegal trash hotspots in MBI’s administrative areas.

Starting in 2021, these illegal trash sites were successfully phased out, and now there are only 120 hotspots remaining.

He added that from 2021 until May 31, 1,756 ‘No Dumping’ signs were installed at illegal trash dumping hotspots.


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