Melaka seeks urgent help to expand its landfill

MELAKA: The state government has sent an urgent plea for help to the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry to approve its plan to expand the Sungai Udang landfill which has almost breached its maximum capacity.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said unless it was expanded, the landfill would no longer be able to receive and process waste by next month.
He said, the landfill which has processed 720,000 tonnes of waste since it opened two years ago, could only be in operation for another 31 days or less.
He said the state needs help urgently as the waste collected could reach 1,500 tonnes during weekends and it is running out time to resolve the issue.
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