Hebat Abadi Sdn Bhd, a member of the Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB), has started cleaning 56 kilometers of the Klang River from Kg. Pasir, Petaling Jaya to the estuary of the river near the Royal Selangor Yatch Club, Klang.
The river flows through Klang (21km), Shah Alam (20km), Petaling Jaya (6km) and Subang Jaya (9km) local council areas. The most critical area with piles of floatable debris is mainly along a 10 km stretch from Pengkalan Batu, Klang to Bandar Sultan Sulaiman, Klang.
Most of the debris and solid waste were discharged from the drainage irrigation canals and river banks near industrial premises.
The buoyant types of floatable debris were polystyrene containers, plastics, rubber, paper, wood, cloth, glass, metal and building materials, which contributed to the daily 50 tons of floatable solid waste and debris that had to be collected and transported to the landfill in Jeram.
"We are removing the floatable debris daily along the river and its banks. However, these cleaning tasks will be endless, if the problem is not resolved at pollution source, namely solid waste from domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, construction and storm water" said Ramli Mohd Tahir, General Manager, Hebat Abadi Sdn Bhd (HASB).
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Pontoon removing floatable debris along the river and banks
Floatable debris along the 10km stretch in Klang
Floatable debris discharged from one of the irrigation gates along the Klang River