PKNS Asked to take Action to Overcome Problems of the Solid Waste System



PETALING JAYA SELATAN, 17 Oct: The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) has been asked to take immediate action to overcome the solid waste system faced by the residents of the PKNS Apartments here in PJS 6.

The Assemblyman for Seri Setia, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said till now, there is still no consensus on the problem of solid waste management due to conflicts of jurisdiction between PKNS and the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).

According to him, immediate action must be taken to prevent residents of the apartment from facing health problems.

“We have found that there is a serious trash situation. We brought along representatives from PKNS and MBPJ. So far there has been no coordination.

“Because this is a huge apartment, I am worried that other health problems will arise,” he said.

A survey by TVSelangor found that the small trash hut reserved for the disposal of solid waste has failed to be managed well seeing that there are domestic waste disposal such as household goods and vehicle frames.

This situation invites an uncomfortable feel for residents and will lead to the breeding of rats which can threaten the health of local residents.

A local resident, Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Nasir, who lives in Block 5 said that the problem of trash heaps which has been happening since two years ago, has resulted in the breeding of mice.

“I hope there will be help from the government and cooperation between residents so that harmony can be maintained,” he said.

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