Officials hold talks on closing Simpang Renggam landfill

Sungai Renggam MP Maszlee Malik said an action plan had been worked out.

KLUANG: The Johor state government will hold talks with the federal government to discuss on the safe closure of a landfill in Simpang Renggam, said the local MP, Maszlee Malik.

He said special provisions in relation to the closure would also be negotiated and he hoped the landfill would be closed completely soon.

The landfill has been blamed as the cause of pollution in Sungai Benut.

He said his Simpang Renggam constituency office, and state and federal government officials had undertaken various efforts to resolve the issue of river pollution and ways to have clean water supply for the people of Simpang Renggam and the surrounding areas.

“In today’s meeting chaired by the Johor Menteri Besar, we managed to develop a strategic action plan and draw a timeline for all relevant agencies at the state and federal levels.

He thanked the housing and local government ministry for implementing measures to resolve the issue.

Maszlee added that the energy, science, environment, technology and climate change ministry was also working with Ranhill SAJ on installing a warning system to alert residents to immediately store water should supply be disrupted.