Rubbish and waste can hinder flood mitigation and relief efforts

Rubbish and waste can hinder flood mitigation and relief efforts

2 months ago

KUALA LUMPUR: Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has made a plea to the Malaysian public to be more civic minded and responsible when it comes to disposing rubbish as it creates a problem for drainage and irrigation of waterways and water catchment ponds, especially during the flood season.

"For example, at the Batu water catchment pond alone, the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has to clear about 60 tonnes of rubbish each month from just this one water catchment pond.

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