JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) hopes to send about 50 volunteers to help in clean up government buildings in Temerloh, Pahang.
MBJB mayor Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewam said that the volunteers, comprising staff from various departments, would start work at the flood site for a week between now and Jan 13.
He added that among the areas that they would focus on include schools, halls and clinics.
“Besides helping to clean up, we will also help to salvage usable furniture which were not destroyed in the floods,” he told a press conference during the launch of a post-flood aid mission to the area on Tuesday.
MBJB management services assistant director Abdul Rahman Abdullah and MBJB assistant director of engineering Muhammad Fahmi Ismail will lead the mission.
He said to ease the cleaning process, the volunteers would be equipped with an assorted of equipment including water jets, generator jets, sport lights, chain saws, wheelbarrows, brushes and others.
Abdul Rahman said that MBJB would deploy eight vehicles including 4WDs and a bus, to assist with the cleaning process.
He added that the mission was jointly organised by MBJB, Johor Baru Central Municipal Council, Simpang Renggam Municpal Council and Southeast Johor development Authority (Kejora).