SEBERANG Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) president Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the state exco meeting on Feb 14 had approved the application of 100% assessment tax relief for all dialysis centres operating in Seberang Perai under provisions of Section 135, Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171).
MPSP had also uploaded the brochure concerning this under Section 135, Act 171 in its official website.
The objective is to guide those who qualify under the guidelines.
“So all operators of dialysis centres in Seberang Perai are urged to visit MPSP’s official website at www.mpsp.gov.my to check on the conditions set for 100% tax exemption under Section 135, Act 171,” Rozali told a press conference after the MPSP monthly meeting at Bandar Perda on May 22.
On another note, Rozali said the Rejuvenation of Nurseries and Care Centres Programme (Program Permutihan Taska and Pusat Jagaan) is aimed at getting approval from local authorities to ensure that such premises abide by guidelines in technical, safety and cleanliness aspects to avoid problems of being fined for non-compliance.
He stressed that from 2006 till March 2018, a total of 33 nurseries and 44 care centres were not licensed in the whole of Seberang Perai.
“MPSP only received three applications so far to convert their residence to nursery in Seberang Perai Tengah.
“While for Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang Perai Selatan, there is not a single application being received,” he added.
Rozali also said in conjunction with World Water Day 2018 on March 22, MPSP will launch the Online Pledge Form for saving water.
“The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’. The theme will give focus to the challenges concerning water in the 21st century and the benefits of a low carbon city.
“The celebration of World Water Day is in line with the aspiration of Seberang Perai to be a low carbon city by 2022. It is also to encourage residents of Seberang Perai to understand the importance of taking care of the environment and the source of water,” he added.
The Online Pledge Form will be open for one month from March 22 till April 20.
The results of this initiative will be revealed during the celebration of World Water Day on April 22.
After the full council meeting, Rozali led the councillors present in the lucky draw sessions for tax payers who paid up the full amount for 2018.
A total of 65 winners were picked, comprising 10 who paid at MPSP counters and 55 who did their transactions online.