KUCHING: A study is necessary and will be done to control the growth of water hyacinth (locally called ‘gondok air’ or keladi buntin) in some of the state’s important rivers.

This was said by Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah.

She said the study will be part of a long-term solution to get on top of the wild water hyacinth growth which is affecting public safety and people using river transportation.

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Study needed to control growth of water hyacinth