PETALING JAYA (March 23): Building owners near the Bukit Kemuning Industrial Park in Shah Alam are coming together fix the “unhygienic conditions” there, reported The Star.
They especially want to “address several outstanding issues” which include “two illegal recycling centres as well as a cement batching plant located opposite their lots along Jalan Sungai Jerluh 32/196”.
The cement plant has been releasing dust particles that could cause respiratory problems, said the report.
One of the companies in the area, Centrionics Sdn Bhd, has taken the lead to “rally its neighbours” via a campaign called Heal Sungai Jerluh.
Also of concern are security issues as the industrial park does not have perimeter fencing while the gates “are in a bad shape”.
Criminals have taken advantage of the situation with several robberies taking place.
Centrionics managing director S C Woon told The Star that their efforts are “to ensure the entire community came together to resolve issues in their neighbourhood”.
“We feel that we have to take responsibility for our neighbourhood instead of just relying on the local councils and state government,” he said.
It is hoped that other factory and office owners could help “pitch in to set up security guards at night as well as work together to get the recycling centre and the cement plant to follow the regulations set by the state government”.
Centrionics staff, headed by engineer Muhammad Fahmi Abdul Rahman, even went door to door to speak to other business owners, reported the daily.
“We created a questionnaire for them to fill up and tell us about the problems they want addressed,” Fahmi said.