The Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act 2007 (Act 672) will be enforced together with the implementation of the full privatisation of Alam Flora’s solid waste and public cleansing services in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Pahang, Trengganu and Kelantan. It underlies the strategic intent to transform the solid waste management and public cleansing industry into an integrated and efficient sector that delivers quality essential services to the rakyat.
According to its Director, Dato’ Lukman Ibrahim, as the leader in solid waste management, the privatisation helps Alam Flora to achieve a higher level of professionalism which will bring more benefits to rakyat. “Under the privatisation, more stringent and standardised KPIs are enforced; hence rakyat will enjoy same high service standards, both in the city and suburban areas, with no increase in rates whatsoever. These will be made possible by the expertise and experience of the Alam Flora besides new investment in equipment and technology that enable the company to enhance the level of professionalism in line with the privatisation exercise,” said Lukman.
Furthermore, privatisation will help to uniformise scope of services to rakyat as Act 672 defines that both cleansing and collection services must be integrated, which is line with the Alam Flora’s stance that both company and people are one. “We do recognise the fact that, as solid waste management company, Alam Flora must deliver best-in-class services to its stakeholders. With privatisation, Alam Flora is able to provide holistic services that are both efficient and sustainable to all its concession areas,” he added.
Lukman also stated that privatisation enables Alam Flora to provide a stronger value proposition in terms of overall offering to the communities where each household and commercial premise in its concession areas will receive a brand new bin gratis from the company in a progressive roll put beginning end of the year, as part of an investment valued at RM802 million over the next 4 years.
With the sealing of the agreement, Alam Flora, added Lukman, continues to reaffirm its commitment to the overall development of the solid waste management industry.