GEORGE TOWN: The ‘beach makeover’ by Penang Municipal Council in Batu Ferringhi will see safer and cleaner beaches here.
State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said among the steps taken by the council to upgrade the stretch of beaches include the introduction of a new cleaning contract.
He said the council workers now work longer hours to clean up the beaches.
“Previously, they only worked from 7am to 1pm.
“But now, they work from 7am to 5pm including weekends to ensure the beaches are clean,” he said, adding that the state had spent RM1.69mil on the coastal clean-ups since January.
Chow said new public toilets were also being built next to the Golden Sands Resort.
He also said the council planned to build mini gazebos along the beaches for beach-goers to rest and enjoy the sea.
“There will be about eight mini gazebos set up by August,” Chow said after presenting certificates to over 30 watersports operators who successfully completed a four-day training on handling motorboats.
Northern Region Marine Department deputy officer Roslan Ismail said that the operators were trained on various techniques to operate motorboats.
Chow said the training courses were part of the ‘beach makeover’ to make beaches safe.
Source by: The Star
Picture courtesy of: The Sun Daily
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