PPR housing areas to be sanitised

by BERNAMA/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI

THE Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) has announced that 41 Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) or low-cost housing schemes across the country are targeted to undergo sanitisation as part of government’s efforts to contain Covid-19.

KPKT Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the sanitisation work is expected to be conducted throughout the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

The PPR sanitisation work was kick-started with a pilot operation at Taman Putra Damai PPR in Lembah Subang and was attended by Zuraida.

She said the pilot project at Taman Putra Damai PPR, expected to be completed by next Tuesday, is being conducted in three forms — spraying outside homes, fogging and wipe-downs.

The minister also added that the fogging and wipe-downs — to be conducted in homes — would involve the usage of liquid disinfectants that is alcohol-free and safe for occupants.

The sanitisation work at the Taman Putra Damai PPR involves some 3,004 units of residences across eight blocks, with 25% of residents wanting the sanitisation to be conducted inside their individual homes, she said.

Each block takes a day to be sanitised, with three sanitising teams on the ground and each team member working for a maximum of four hours. The sanitisation is being conducted with the support of various agencies under the ministry.

The pilot operation is aimed at establishing standard operating procedure that would be applied during sanitisation efforts in the remaining PPR housing areas.

“My ministry had received offers from companies to sponsor the sanitisation works of some 800,000 units of residences across the country,” Zuraida said, adding that her ministry would also focus on other housing scheme apart from PPR.