According to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government’s (KPKT) Pelan Stratigic, ULU LANGAT, RAWANG and SABAK BERNAM in SELANGOR have been identified to host SANITARY LANDFILLS!
Ulu Langat will have the privilege to receive 5,030 TPD (tones per day) of Municipal Solid Waste per day. Donors will be from Sepang, Kajang, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Klang and Putra Jaya. 160 hectares have been reserved for this Landfill.
Rawang’s Landfill will acquire 150 hectars and will accommodate 3,460 TPD of municipal solid waste from Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Selayang, Ampang Jaya and KL North.
What AMAZES me is that whilst the developed countries are making concerted efforts towards ZERO LANDFILLS, we are attempting to attain DEVELOPED status by 2020 by adding more landfills to our landscape. (Another post will address this later.) For now go to www.ktpt.gov.my/jpspn,click on Pelan Stratigic on the left and presto, you will see what Jabatan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal Negara (JPSPN) has planned for your respective states. Enjoy yah? Like I said in my previous post, a landfill could appear in your backyard if you do not object, that is! If you are concerned, would you transfer your concerns to your Member of Parliament or Aduns!
ASIDE: Allow me to have this cheeky thought. This plot smacks of cronyism, monopoly and federalizing. Agenda 21, of which we are a signatory, insists that solid waste must be managed by the municipalities.