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Enhancement work: Work started on Sungai Hampar in 2010 to help end flashfloods in the area. The project is expected to be completed next month.
RESIDENTS of Sungai Buloh New Village can now heave a sigh of relief as Sungai Hampar, the cause of frequent flashfloods in the area, is finally being desilted.
Subang MCA secretary Raymond Low said the Federal Government, which is funding the project, gave RM140,000.
“The river keeps overflowing and one of the reasons is because of the way that it bends.
“The enhancement work to realign the river includes widening, straightening and deepening of the river.
“Work started in November 2010 but was delayed several times due to problems such as land ownership and contractors.
“After discussions with owners of the land that the river passes through, as well as the Drainage and Irrigation Department, we found a suitable contractor and work is now on track.
“It is expected to be completed in one month’s time,” said Low.
He said the river would be widened to 25 feet, with a concrete bank for the part that was being realigned to ensure it did not erode.
Sungai Buloh New Village resident as well as Village Development and Security Committee member Chong Yean Choong said they had been waiting for the project to resolve the problem of flashfloods in the area.
“When there is a downpour, the river overflows and floods the area,” he said.
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