Contractor fined for illegal dumping

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BELAIT

A PRIVATE contractor in Belait was fined after its employees were caught dumping construction waste illegally at a vacant spot along Jalan Sharif Ali in Seria.

The Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Council, through its Enforcement Division, issued a compound of $500 to the construction company found to have left or dumped building material at a non-designated rubbish collection area.

The contractor had flouted Section 30, Chapter 12 (1) (e) under the Minor Offences Act and has been given seven days to settle the fine or face court prosecution. If convicted, the offender faces a $1,000 fine for a first offence, while a consecutive offence would result in a $3,000 fine and imprisonment not exceeding three months.

The Brunei Times