THE 141 shopowners affected by the recent floods at Arena Square in Kuala Kangsar are expected to resume business by next week.
Kuala Kangsar district council secretary Ismail Ibrahim said the cleaning of the roads and other infrastructure are being carried out. The cleaning up started last Friday.
Ismail said the first phase was to clean the area, followed by repair works before businesses are allowed to resume.
He said besides the 50 workers from the council carrying out the cleaning works, he had assistance from the other local councils.
“We have workers from the Ipoh City Council, Kampar and Taiping district councils as well as the Solid Waste Management Company Idaman Sdn Bhd assisting in the massive clean up.
“The aftermath of the flood is devastating and I am thankful for the help given,” he said at the site on Monday after monitoring the progress of the work.
Ismail said the water level at Sungai Perak along Arena Square was below the danger level, but the river was still swollen.
“Power supply by Tenaga Nasional Berhad will only be restored once the water recedes and we are hoping that it will take place by next week,” he added.
Council workers were seen cleaning the roads and other infrastructure while shopowners were washing their respective shops.
The heap of accumulated rubbish, including broken furniture, was also being cleared by the council’s trucks.
A few workers from an eatery were also seen washing plastic chairs using the muddy water near the river.