Planning viable modern waste management

Datuk Peter Minos

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) is planning to set up a sustainable and environmental-friendly modern waste management to control the rising waste of the area.

Its chairman Datuk Peter Minos said the current waste management was no longer suitable to assist rapid consumption by its increased population.

“The biggest challenge for MPKS now is the need to set up a modern waste management plant.

“We can no longer use the usual conventional landfill because it would not be able to control the growing waste due to the increasing number of population,” he said on Tuesday (Nov 24).

The new modern waste management must be equipped with a proper engineering plan to ensure the waste is controlled and manageable with the fast growing development, he pointed out.

“The municipal now is handling over 200, 000 residents. In kota Samarahan alone, there are about 45, 000 residential homes.

“A truly modern, efficient and environmental-friendly engineering like waste management practised in Tokyo and Taipei would be able to promote sustainable living and pollution -free,” he added.

Minos also spoke on the need to build a hospital in the district.

He said the upcoming Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) hospital project would make the dream of Kota Samarahan people to come true.

“Many had asked me when will the state government is going to fulfil its pledge to build a hospital here. Hence the residents are indeed clamouring for a hospital.

“And we are extremely happy with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) coming up project to build a university hospital which will cater for unimas medical students.

“This will complement the national heart institute (IJN). We hope the Unimas hospital will begin its construction work in the near future,” he said.