Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

Landfill for northern Sabah identified

Kota Marudu: A new landfill for the northern part of Sabah has been identified at Ulu Kukut area, a strategic location near the border of Kota Belud and Kota Marudu.

Covering 300 acres, the site was identified and proposed by an environmental consulting company appointed by the State Government which did the feasibility study. The proposed site, adjacent to the Sabah Forestry Development Authority (Safoda) concession area, is uninhabited.

Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said the Kota Marudu District Council has submitted an application for the land through the District Land Utilisation Committee (LUC) which met Tuesday to discuss the matter at the District Office. After attending the meeting, Ongkili, who is also the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister, hoped the application can be approved as soon as possible by the Chief Minister's Department so that the proposed landfill can be developed soonest

"Allocation for surveying of the land has been provided, I hope things can be speed up," he said.

"The absence of landfills has been a perennial problem to the people of Kota Marudu," he said, adding "The Kota Marudu District Council is currently renting eight acres at Kg Bengkongan, which cost RM1,000 monthly, after the landfills at Pekan Lama has been forced to closed down."

In another matter, Ongkili commended the Kota Marudu Land Office for greatly reducing the backlog of land applications in the district.

"Up to June this year, the number of backlog has been reduced to 7,876 applications from 12,084 applications in 2012," he said. The LUC has set a target of 300 applications to be processed for every LUC meeting.


Source - Daily Express