Putrajaya Local Authority Reminds Public To Stop Camping By Their Lakeside

The Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ) fears that camping will disturb the environment of the lake.

Cover image via Bernama & IPD Putrajaya (Facebook)

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Members of the public are reminded that they are not allowed to set up camping tents along the banks of Putrajaya Lake

Local authority Putrajaya Corporation (PPJ) shared the reminder on their Facebook page on Tuesday, 28 September.

According to Bernama, the transition of Klang Valley to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) saw people flocking to Putrajaya on the weekends for leisure activities beginning 10 September.

However, there were people setting up tents at the lakeside area even though it is prohibited.

PPJ president Datuk Muhammad Azmi Mohd Zain said camping is not allowed because they fear that it will disturb the environment

"We welcome people to come and enjoy the beauty of the lake but it is feared that such activities (camping) could also affect the lake water quality," he told Bernama last week.

He said the action of irresponsible parties will welcome untoward incidents, such as poor safety and cleanliness, congestion, and inconvenience for those jogging and cycling in the area.

"PPJ enforcement officers will ensure that no camping tents are set up in the area through public reprimand," he added.

"But if it is out of control, we are allowed to issue fines against individuals or groups who set up tents at the lakeside or in other public areas."

Image via Bernama

Muhammad Azmi urged visitors to, instead, set up tents at the designated campsite of the Putrajaya Wetlands Park

He said the designated area has complete facilities for camping.

However, realising that the outdoor activity is becoming more popular, he said the authorities are identifying more areas around Putrajaya to be dedicated as campsites.

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