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Posted: 19 Aug 2013 01:24 AM PDT
Rubbish strewn all over Jalan Arafah in
Source: http://www.nst.com.my/streets/central/call-for-city-hall-to-take-on-rubbish-collection-1.339877#ixzz2cOw8cPpN(By STEPHEN NG | firstname.lastname@example.org, 18/8/2013)
LONG-STANDING ISSUE: The authority has been asked to step in to resolve the problem of illegal dumping in Jalan Arafah at the Segambut Industrial Park
Member of parliament of Segambut Lim Lip Eng wants a permanent solution for the illegal dumping in Jalan Arafah,
"Both City Hall and Alam Flora say that it is not their responsibility to clear the rubbish in an industrial area, unless the owners pay the contract fees," he said.
In other words, if the area has not been handed over to City Hall, it is still under the jurisdiction of the developer, and the collection of rubbish will not be carried out by the solid waste concessionaire, Alam Flora.
Lim, however, said he has been getting help from Alam Flora to collect the rubbish at the junction of Jalan Arafah, Segambut, from time to time. "Alam Flora has been kind enough to do it once in every few weeks," he said.
Lim urged City Hall and the developer to solve the issue once and for all.
"If the contract has to be awarded to Alam Flora, City Hall can then charge it to the developer," he said. "This would force the developer to immediately work out a handover plan which will eventually benefit the industrial lot owners and reduce illegal dumping activities in the area."
Alam Flora area service manager for Kuala Lumpur Nurulhuda Md Shariff said that he is aware of the problem.
"Although we are not directly responsible for the job, we try to do our best to help, but the moment we clean up the area, it starts all over again," he said. "There are, in fact, 250 active and repetitive illegal dumping sites on our schedule."Nurulhuda said sometimes it is contributed by the illegal hawkers, renovation contractors and unlicensed rubbish collection contractors and pasar malam traders in the area who take advantage of the situation to dump their own rubbish, instead of putting them into bins that are allocated for them. "We will continue to do our part as this is our job," he said.
Posted: 19 Aug 2013 01:01 AM PDT
The public elevated walkway connecting the Sultan Ismail light rail transit (LRT) station to the Medan Tuanku monorail station. — Pictures by Choo Choo May
Despite costing RM14.2 million, a recently launched pedestrian bridge connecting a monorail station and a LRT station has not been functioning properly. Half of the lights on the 680 metre bridge broke down within a week after its launch, said Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng and Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun.
The MPs said the escalators and lifts on both ends of the bridge also never functioned. The bridge connects the Medan Tuanku monorail station with the Sultan Ismail LRT station, launched on July 8. It was commissioned by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and built by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad.
"Also, there was supposed to be CCTV cameras at the bridge for pedestrian security. But that has not been installed," Lim noted. He said that there were also supposed to be benches for the elderly and pregnant women, but even that are absent. "The blind pedestrian track ends halfway across the bridge, and the plant watering system has not been working, causing the plants to die," Lim said. He said that the condition of the bridge after just one month of its launching seems to suggest that "cutting corners" was involved in s the project.
'Cement from Mars?'
Lim noted that at RM14.2 million the bridge was not cheap. "I don't know what the cost was for. I don't know what cement costs so much. Maybe the cement was from Mars," he quipped. Lim said that he had checked the status of the bridge with DBKL and was informed that the builders Prasarana has yet to hand over the management of the bridge back to the council. "They said there was no electricity so the lifts were not working yet," Lim said. "DBKL has never succeeded in any project. We need to revamp DBKL's delivery system," he added.
Fong, meanwhile, said that there should be a maintenance period of at least six months undertaken by Prasarana to ensure the bridge's facilities are fully functional before the handover to DBKL. He noted that taking into consideration the length of the bridge, construction works had consumed around RM20,000 for every metre.Related news: After a month, pricey RM14m bridge looking worn out - http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/after-a-month-pricey-rm14m-bridge-looking-worn-out#sthash.Mbi4UAuZ.dpuf
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