Ministry guidelines for
improved Alam Flora services
There have been many complaints about Alam Flora’s services, including the
stench of the liquid leaking from its garbage trucks.
KUALA LUMPUR: City folk can now look forward to better garbage collection
services as Alam Flora has been placed under the jurisdiction of the Housing
and Local Government Ministry.
This move was announced yesterday by Mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail at the
weekly meet-the-press session at City Hall.
He said the ministry was in the midst of preparing a set of guidelines for
Alam Flora's contractors.
"There have been numerous complaints from the public about Alam Flora's
services, including lack of garbage collection, clogged drains and the
stench of the liquid which leaks from the garbage trucks.
"We have had a discussion with the ministry and they have decided to take
over and look at the overall operations of Alam Flora," he said.
Nadzri Yahaya, director of the Housing and Local Government Ministry's Solid
Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation, said the
Attorney-General's Chambers was studying the guidelines.
"The AG's office should be releasing the regulations in June. If approved,
all Alam Flora contractors will have to follow the regulations. Those who
failed to abide by the regulations will be fined," he said.
Nadzri said once the regulations were approved, the ministry would be
signing a concession agreement with Alam Flora for 22 years. -- By Noel