Selangor Journal: Second phase of post-flood cleanup to complete by end-March

SHAH ALAM, Jan 24 — The second phase of the post-flood cleanup process at the affected areas in Selangor has run smoothly and is on schedule.

KDEB Waste Management (KDEBWM) managing director Ramli Mohd Tahir said the operation, which started on January 8, is expected to be fully completed by end of March.

“We are currently focusing on the cleaning works of the drains that are 1.5-metre deep and the collection of solid waste from the residential areas in Taman Sri Muda.

“KDEBWM is committed to boosting our efforts to deliver the best service to the public,” he said in a statement today.

KDEBWM has kicked off the second phase of the cleanup operation on January 8, focusing on disinfecting works and clearing up clogged ditches.

Meanwhile, Ramli said a total of RM11 million was spent in the first phase of the operation in eight localities under the purview of its respective local councils.

Some of the areas include Shah Alam, Hulu Langat, Subang Jaya, Klang, Kuala Langat, Sepang and Kuala Selangor.

“The cost involves rental fees for the additional machinery, which were deployed to Taman Sri Muda, Taman Sri Nanding, Padang Jawa, Meru and Kampung Bukit Lanchong,” he said.

KDEBWM is a wholly-owned state government’s subsidiary entrusted to manage the domestic waste collection in Selangor.

The company has been actively involved in the cleaning works at flood-stricken areas in stages since December 20.

As of January 7, a total of 78,000-tonne metrics of solid waste have been collected in collaboration with local councils and other agencies.

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