BANTING – Solar mosquito traps, installed in two Public Housing (PPR) Projects, will be expanded to other areas with high dengue cases if it shows positive results in preventing mosquitoes from breeding.
Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the effectiveness of the solar mosquito trap was still being monitored after being installed at PPR Kampung Tehel, Melaka and Mentari Court Apartment, Petaling Jaya, last month.
“The result can be seen in the next few weeks. If it is effective (in reducing mosquito breeding), we plan to install them at other PPR and other low-cost housing projects nationwide, in stages.
“How many more solar mosquito traps will be installed are still in the planning stage but the priority is at dengue hotspots,” he told reporters after a meeting with community leaders and residents at the Selangor Rukun Tetangga (Neighbourhood Watch) Perdana Assembly, here today.
He added that his ministry would also apply for special provisions to install the solar mosquito traps, priced between RM3,000 and RM5,000 per unit, according to the size of the affected area.