Melaka spends over RM309,000 due to fallen trees

MELAKA – Local government authorities in Melaka had to fork out expenses amounting to RM309,921.67 to manage 173 cases of fallen trees so far this year, the State Assembly was told today.

State Housing, Local Government and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Zaidi Attan said RM245,725.47 was spent by the Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB), followed by Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ – RM55,250) and Alor Gajah Municipal Council (MPAG – RM8,946.20).

“A total of 173 fallen trees had been reported this year in the state, with 31 trees in the MBMB area, including eight in Duyong state constituency,  MPAG (58 trees), MPHTJ (76 trees) and Jasin Municipal Council (MPJ – eight trees),  he said, adding that no financial implications were incurred by MPJ due to the fallen trees.

He said this in response to a question by Mohd Helmy Halem (BN-Duyong) on the statistics of fallen trees in Melaka this year and the financial implications borne by the state government to manage the incident. – Bernama