Solid Waste Management Act To Be Implemented Once Privatisation Exercise Completed

Tuesday, 06 April 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 (Bernama) — The Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act 2007 will come in force fully, once the privatisation of waste management is finalised.Deputy minister of Housing and Local Government Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin said the implementation of the Act was deferred a number of times

because the government was still carrying out studies, including the financial implication involved in the privatisation.

“The Act is expected to be implemented by end of the year or by next year, depending on the privatization exercise,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here on Thursday.The Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation Act 2007 (PPSPA), that began operations on June 1, 2008 is responsible to monitor, supervise and enforce solid waste management and public cleansing in the country.

Currently, waste management and public cleansing is carried out by the local councils which engage the services of companies like Alam Flora, SWM Environment and Idaman Bersih Sdn Bhd.The PPSPA is said to be finalising its inventory which involves the disposal of waste at 5 million premises nationwide, more effectively and efficiently.

— BERNAMA

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