IN A TIGHT COR­NER

New Straits Times - - News -

THE garbage dis­posal site on Jalan Kuala Kangsar-Sun­gai Siput is caus­ing much in­con­ve­nience to road users as some of the rub­bish has over­flowed onto the main road.

Mo­torist R. Subra­ma­niam, 40, said the spillover of garbage not only posed health risks to res­i­dents but also a dan­ger to road users es­pe­cially mo­tor­cy­clists.

“There is not enough light­ing at night in the area which could lead to ac­ci­dents, es­pe­cially by those un­fa­mil­iar with the roads here.

“The site is also lo­cated near the Sun­gai Siput Hos­pi­tal, which could leave a bad im­pres­sion on vis­i­tors. We can also get the stench from 2km away when­ever it rains,” he said.

Inon Meor Hussin, 58, said the un­sightly view could be a damp­ener on the state’s ef­forts in its Visit Perak 2017 cam­paign.

“This will have an ad­verse ef­fect on the state’s im­age. I hope the state au­thor­i­ties will con­sider a more iso­lated area for the dis­posal site.”

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Lin­tang assem­bly­man Datuk Dzolka­fly Harun said the con­trac­tor ap­pointed by the Kuala Kangsar Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil to op­er­ate the site was hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in ac­cess­ing the area.

“This is be­cause the road is also be­ing used as an al­ter­na­tive route for high­way users to reach Sun­gai Siput. I was made to un­der­stand that the state gov­ern­ment is ad­dress­ing the lack of garbage dis­posal sites by build­ing an in­cin­er­a­tor, among oth­ers.

“In the mean­time, we hope the mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil can build a buf­fer zone or proper wall to pre­vent spillage of rub­bish,” he said when met at the site re­cently.

Kuala Kangsar Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil pres­i­dent Datuk Shahrom Abd Malik said a new ac­cess road would be built to en­able the con­trac­tor to en­ter the site.

“Garbage com­pactors can­not ac­cess the cen­tre due to the sink­ing road,” he added.

PIC BY FARAH SUHAIDAH OTH­MAN

The garbage dis­posal site on Jalan

Kuala KangsarSun­gai Siput.

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