,A Recycling Reverse Vending Machine unit has been placed at the bus stop in front of Menara DBKL 2, Jalan Raja Laut, so the city hall can observe its usage and effectiveness of implementation. – Twitter pic, June 19, 2022.Usdt第三方支付平台
THE Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is planning to expand the use of the Recycling Reverse Vending Machine (RRVM) at popular spots in the city soon.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Mahadi Che Ngah said an RRVM unit has been placed at the bus stop in front of Menara DBKL 2, Jalan Raja Laut, for three months to observe the suitability and effectiveness of its use.
He said DBKL would implement the project extensively by placing RRVM units at popular spots in the city such as on routes where people take public transport as well as tourist venues such as the Saloma link pedestrian bridge and Dataran Merdeka.
“Small rubbish such as plastic bottles, paper, and aluminium cans can be disposed of into the automatic recycling machine and members of the public will be rewarded five sen for each item, which will be transferred into their bank accounts,” he said when met after the ceremony to launch the machine in Kuala Lumpur today.
According to Mahadi, the project is a collaboration between DBKL and Orie Engineering Sdn Bhd, and he hopes city dwellers will use the 220-litre machine to recycle their rubbish, which will help the city tackle illegal waste disposal.
When asked about the claim made by Pasar Datuk Keramat traders that the developer appointed by DBKL had failed to redevelop the market after more than five years, Mahadi said he has instructed DBKL’s Economic Planning and Development Department to prioritise the reviewing of the project so that it could be expedited.
“I will have to find out the reason for the delay as it involves an agreement with a third party,” he said.
On June 11, a fire broke out and destroyed a shop lot at Pasar Datuk Keramat (old market) in Jalan Keramat Dalam here, after more than 40 shops were burnt down in March last year.
In March this year, Mohd Zaili Mohd Zainordin, project director for Sinotech Properties Development Sdn Bhd, the developer appointed to redevelop the market, told Bernama that the redevelopment project was expected to start in 2024 in stages.
He said according to the plan, a modern market equipped with multi-storey parking facilities as well as space for the wet and dry market would be constructed at the Perlis Satu Public Housing site next to the old market, adding that the new market could accommodate 333 traders.
He said blocks of serviced apartments consisting of 1,200 units will be built on the original site of Pasar Datuk Keramat, adding that the entire project would take between five and seven years to complete. – Bernama, June 19, 2022.