Malacca City Council needs to spend RM2.8 million a year or RM240, 000 a month to overcome the stench of pollution in the waste disposal center Krubong near here.
All the cost for spending the purchase of land to bury the debris involved to prevent foul smell and flies in the surrounding area.
Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam said, the current waste management company, Southern Waste Management Sdn. Bhd.. (SWM) is only capable of using 40 trucks per day to do the ground work and bury the waste in the landfill.
He added, that area needs at least 100 trucks a day of land needed to bury the garbage-in garbage disposal centers to prevent Krubong emit foul smell.
"Yesterday, I had ordered the of Malacca city to add another 100 trucks of land at a cost of RM80 for a truck.
"This means that the state should spend RM8, 000 per day, or RM240, 000 per month or 2.8 million a year just to bury the waste-waste, "he said.
Mohd. Ali said, another new area previously identified as a temporary waste disposal center to replace the existing center will be operational end of February.
He added, that the matter has been confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer Solid Waste and Public Cleansing (PPSPPA) Datuk Zaini Md. Nor.
"With the opening of a temporary waste disposal area of about 24.2 hectares, it will be able to survive two or three years," he added.