MBKS to appoint more traffic wardens, install smart traffic lights and CCTVs

Wee takes his oath as the mayor of MBKS during the swearing-in ceremony at MBKS building on April 1, 2023.

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, April 1: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will appoint more traffic wardens to handle traffic jams and install smart traffic lights and CCTV to promote safety.

This was announced by the mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng during the swearing-in ceremony of MBKS for the 2023-2025 term held at MBKS building here today.

“This will go a long way in reducing congestion and ensuring that our roads are safe for all. As a city, we are committed to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

“We recognise the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, and we will self-impose them based on professional standards. Our focus will be on rethinking, refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling, and repairing waste,” he said in his speech.

He also said moving forward, MBKS will make significant efforts to streamline bureaucratic processes, reducing red tape by cutting off layers and enhance the efficiency on decision-making, to ensure that local residents receive prompt and reliable services without any unnecessary delays.

“To achieve this, we will set up a comprehensive internal tracking system for documents processing. This will reduce the waiting period of any application with a KPI to a maximum of 10 working days.

“We understand that waiting for approvals can be frustrating, and we are committed to delivering faster and more efficient services to our residents,” he added.

At the same time, Wee said the new MBKS council will focus on high-impact projects that provide economic, social and environmental benefits such as eco-friendly construction and improved access roads to elevate the community’s standard of living. — DayakDaily