06 June 2014

No River In Negeri Sembilan Categorised As Polluted Last Year

  06 June 2014


PORT DICKSON, June 5 (Bernama) -- No river in Negeri Sembilan was categorised as polluted last year, said state Public Amenities, Environment, Coooperaties and Consumerism Committee chairman, Datuk Abu Ubaidah Redza.

He said of the 19 rivers in the state monitored by the Department of Environment last year, eight were categorised as clean and 11 as moderately polluted.

Meanwhile, the 2013 marine water quality control data for Port Dickson's coastal area from Kuala Lukut to Kuala Linggi, with 13 monitoring stations, showed improving marine water quality at 10 stations compared to the data compiled in 2012.

"This is the result of efforts undertaken by the government with the cooperation of all agencies in taking enforcement action and complementing the sewerage infrastructure through the channelling of sewage water and waste water from the kitchens of premises along the coastal area to the two central sewage treatment plants," he said, here, Thursday.

Abu Ubaidah was met here today at the launching of 'Friends of the Environment' (RAS) by Natural Resources and Environment Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamut, in conjunction with World Environment Day 2014.

He said the state government had issued a notice to premises along the state's coastline, especially hotels and holiday resorts, to channel their kitchen waste water and sewage water to the central sewage treatment plants and not to the sea to protect the quality of marine water.

Abu Ubaidah said to boost environmental protection in the state, the Negeri Sembilan government would be mainstreaming natural resources and environmental management into the state's development agenda under the 11th Malaysia Plan.

Combating environmental pollution should be the responsibility of all parties, including members of the local community, he added.

-- BERNAMA
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