The Ministry of Local Government Development (KPKT) has identified seven immediate actions that would benefit the people and would be implementing them within 100 days, said KPKT minister Nga Kor Ming.
According to Malay Mail, Nga said these initiatives covered aspects of housing, public facilities, the operation of new fire stations and the reduction of solid waste going to landfill.
“A total of 4,713 housing units will be handed over to the people under the People’s Housing Programme (PPR) involving Kuah and Ulu Melaka PPR in Langkawi, Kedah; Rumah Mesra Rakyat (RMR) 2022 programme in phases and handover of sick projects that were successfully completed in Ipoh, Perak and Kota Tinggi, Johor,” he said.
Apart from that, 12 elevator units in Kota Damansara PPR, Kuala Lumpur will be repaired and maintained for the benefit of 4,608 B40 people living at the PPR.
Upgrading facilities and improving lifestyle
Nga added that KPKT, through the Local Government Department (JKT), would upgrade the Tok Kenali Market at Jalan Binjai, Kelantan and the Pasir Pinji Market in Ipoh, Perak, as well as provide 100 business kiosks.
“It is important to improve the business premises’ facilities,” he said.
He added that about 353 traders are expected to benefit from the upgraded facilities and provision of business kiosks.
In addition, his ministry, through Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp), would be closing down 100 illegal landfills while empowering recycling initiatives.
“The role of the National Solid Waste Management Department (JPSPN) is also important in ensuring that the first Waste to Energy (WtE) Treatment Plant in Malaysia at Ladang Tanah Merah, Negeri Sembilan is able to achieve 90 per cent of the quantity of solid waste disposed to landfills,” he said.
Lastly, he said KPKT through the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) hopes that the four new fire and rescue stations operating in Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Sarawak would be able to provide a higher level of safety for local residents.