Worldwide Holdings signs 10-year deal to rehabilitate, preserve landfill in Sabak Bernam
SHAH ALAM: Worldwide Holdings Bhd (Worldwide Holdings), in a joint effort with Sabak Bernam District Council (MDSB) today, has signed a 10-year agreement to rehabilitate and preserve the existing non-sanitary landfill at Panchang Bedena in Sabak Bernam.
Worldwide Holdings chief executive officer Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria said through this partnership, the non-sanitary landfill will be upgraded to sanitary landfill where the waste management will be handled by Worldwide Holdings.
Norazlina said the 10.12ha (25 acres) of sanitary land has the capacity to handle about 60 tonnes of solid waste per day in and around Sabak Bernam areas.
“Before our operation works started in March last year, we had began carrying out preliminary works in August 2015.
“This is not the first project. We are also operating and managing two sanitary landfills; in Jeram, Kuala Selangor and in Tanjung 12, Kuala Langat,” she said.
Norazlina said using the leachate treatment system, residents will no longer faced with environmental pollution including stench and open burning of solid waste.
MDSB president Azlinda Azman who were present, said after a year’s operation, the district council has seen a drop in complaints from 60 per cent to 50 per cent as compared to previous years.
“MDSB, we are glad that this partnership took place and due to their expertise, we have seen dropping number of complaints.” she said.