Uncollected waste at Samarahan to be cleared starting Jan 16

Dato Peter Minos

KUCHING, Jan 10: The Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) has given assurance that all rubbish left uncollected in the Samarahan area due to the closure of the Kampung Plaie dumping ground will be cleared starting next Monday (Jan 16).

MPKS chairman Dato Peter Minos said that urgent action had been taken to resolve the waste collection pile-up problem with new collection schedules issued to scavenging contractors.

“After Monday, the new waste collection schedules will take effect. Therefore, the contractor must strictly comply with the new arrangements. Failing to do so will result in MPKS relooking at and reviewing the procedures.

“MPKS takes public interests as a top priority and top agenda. There are no two ways about it,” he said in a statement today.

Following a meeting with the scavenging contractors to come up with workable and practical schedules, Minos said the waste would be dumped at the Trieneken facility near Mambong, Padawan.

“This should resolve the uncollected rubbish problems caused by collection delays due to the distance and trucks having to line up to dump garbage,” he added.

Meanwhile, Minos also expressed gratitude and appreciation to Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas for his concerns and for resolving the current traffic problems along the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway as a result of the upgrading of five roundabouts to traffic light intersections.

“We need top leaders like Uggah to help because we cannot do it alone.

“We (MPKS) cannot absorb all the blame and brickbats alone. But, together, we can face and overcome any obstacles,” he stressed.

Uggah, together with Minos, Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng and Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak officers, have visited Roundabout 4 (near TT3) to inspect the project progress today.

The construction of the traffic lights intersection at the TT3 roundabout is nearing completion and was being tested today.

Uggah added that an announcement would be made when it is operational. — DayakDaily