Thursday August 9, 2012
Illegal dumping grounds in PJ
RESIDENTS of Jalan 17A/12, Section 17, Petaling Jaya are upset that the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has not resolved some of the problems affecting them.
Waste disposal, clogged drains, leaking pipes and narrow street are issues in need of urgent attention.
Petaling Jaya Utara Federal Development Coordinator Datuk Dr Wong Sai Hou visited the area following complaints.
“It is high time that MBPJ resolved these issues, especially the dumping of rubbish. The stench in Jalan 17A/12 is unbearable and has led to it becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes and rats,” he said.
A resident known as Zuraidah said the front portion of her house had become a dumping ground and was afraid of health problems that might arise out of it.
“MBPJ should provide dustbins for the area,” said another resident.
To make matters worse, garbage has not been collected for some time in Jalan 17A/12.
President of Voice of Women Chew Hoong Ling said the water in the drains was stagnant, turning it into breeding ground for mosquitoes.
“About 20 residents here have come down with dengue over the past two months,” she said.
Sofiyah Sutiman, also a resident, said the leaking pipes led to wastage of water.
“I called the authorities a few times but nothing has been done to rectify the matter,” she said.
Dr Wong said the narrow Jalan 17A/12 should be widened as it was dangerous for motorists, adding that faulty streetlights in the area compounded the problem.
“We will hold a meeting with the residents and I hope MBPJ will take action soon,” he said.