KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Feb 2017:

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will continue with the construction of the chicken slaughtering centre near Selayang wholesale market, despite protests from nearby residents.

DBKL Socio-Economic Development executive director Datuk Ibrahim Yusoff said the project was deemed not harmful because study conducted covered various aspects.

“It has also been approved by the Ministry of Health, Department of Environment and the Islamic Development Department Malaysia (Jakim).

“Residents do not have to worry about the environment, hygiene and parking space because we took into account aspects such as water treatment, slaughter processing control and easy parking.”

Ibrahim said the slaughtering centre would be built inside a multi-storey building where the car park would be located on the upper level.

“The slaughter place will be located on the ground floor, while the second floor will house traders selling chickens and the upper level will be used as a parking lot … so residents do not need to worry about parking problems.”

It was previously reported DBKL was planning to build a chicken abattoir near Selayang wholesale market, expected to be completed by the end of this year, following an order by the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry, to ban poultry slaughtering in markets.

However, it was opposed by the local residents following allegations that the construction would affect the traffic and would contribute to pollution.

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