New hope for Klang town

The Klang Municipal Council is making its presence felt in the streets of Klang.

WISH Residents are pleased to see improvement in the cleanliness of the town and hope that more positive changes will follow

For years, residents of Klang have been skeptical about the township ever getting a clean image since it has always been regarded  as a dirty town. However, things seem to have changed for the better since the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) took over the waste management from Alam Flora Sdn Bhd on Oct 16. Several residents  Streets spoke to are pleased to see that the efforts in sprucing up the town are working….Checks show that some of the dirtier roads such as Jalan Dato Hamzah and Jalan Tengku Kelana, and the P1 bus stop in Jalan Pos Baharu, havebeen cleaned up.

S. Mathivanan, 50, owner of Pandian mini-market in Jalan Dato Hamzah, is happy to see the changes in the town centre, especially the cleaner roads.

He said: ”Now, almost every day we see the contractors sweeping the roads which have always been filthy and smelly.”

He hopes the council will keep up with the good work.

He also urges the public to do their part in keeping Klang clean. As rubbish bins are now placed on every street, residents should stop littering the roads with rubbish.

“Klang has always been labeled as a dirty town. This is our home. If we don’t keep it clean, who will?

“Rather than point fingers for what has happened, we should start being more responsible to make sure that Klang stays clean,” said Mathivanan, who has lived in Klang for more than 10 years.

Nadzrilnaim Ibrahim, 36, a pharmacist at Farmasi Biochem in Jalan Dato Hamzah, is also pleased with the local council’s initiative to keep Klang clean.

Rubbish bins are now placed on every street and residents have no excuse to litter. Read more: New hope for Klang town - Central - New Straits Times

“Most of my customers are from Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Bandar Baru Klang, Botanic Garden and Pandamaran, and they have always complained about the stench when they come here, but today I’ve not heard any such complaint,” said Nadzrilnaim.

Ali Hanafiah, a retired policeman,  was also happy to see the changes. He said previously, it was not often one saw the roads swept and garbage cleared.

He said areas like Jalan Dato Hamzah, Jalan Tengku Kelana and Jalan Pos Baharu were usually flooded  because of clogged drains.

MPK acting president Mohd Ikhsan Mukri said although it had been only two-and-a-half weeks since the council took over the duty of waste management from Alam Flora, there had been a decrease in complaints about rubbish collection.

“Even though we still sometimes receive complaints that rubbish was not collected on time, I can proudly say that the complaints are gradually decreasing.

“We have also received positive public feedback public on the council’s effort to keep Klang clean,” said Mohd Ikhsan. He said the council would soon carry out a programme to educate foreign workers in Klang.

He said: “This is due to the complaints we have received about them littering.

“We want to educate them so that they will keep their surroundings clean.”
Read more: New hope for Klang town – Central – New Straits Times


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