Rapid population growth hampers efforts to keep Kota Bharu clean, Kelantan Assembly told

KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan State Assembly was on Wednesday, March 2 told that Kota Bharu town is dirty because of its rapid population growth.

State Local Government, Tourism and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the increase in population had not only resulted in more rubbish being thrown, but made difficult to curb the bad habit among the people.

He said a campaign to keep the Kota Bharu town clean was launched last year, but it failed to meet the objective.

He refuted a claim by Mohd Adhan Kechik (BN-Bukit Bunga) that the campaign was a failure.

Takiyuddin said this in response to a question by Mohd Adhan on the dirty state of the town, despite an increase in revenue collection by the Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB) every year.

He said that efforts were continuously made by MPKB to keep the town clean and beautiful through the implementation of various programmes, including gotong-royong.

Meanwhile, State Housing, Public Works, Utility and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Md Anizam Abdul Rahman told the State Assembly that the government was studying a proposal to use the AB-3P pipe from South Korea because of its anti-bacteria characteristics.

He said this in response to a question by Tuan Zamri Ariff Tuan Zakaria (PKR-Guchil). — Bernama

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