MPK assures motorists that roads will be marked

KLANG Municipal Council (MPK) president Datuk Mohd Yasid Bidin has given his assurance that road markings and kerbs throughout Klang will be repainted.

“Our engineering department will do an audit of all main roads, traffic junctions, residential roads and kerbs,” he said.

Mohd Yasid said he was concerned with the issue of faded road markings and kerbs that were not repainted as the absence of such markings could cause head-on collisions.

Taman Setia neighbourhood is sandwiched between Persiaran Raja Muda Musa and Jalan Mengkuang.

On the issue of flash floods in Taman Setia, Mohd Yasid said the council was in the midst of discussing with the Public Works Department (JKR) and Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) engineers to find better solutions.

“Discussions are ongoing to upgrade four culverts along the monsoon drains in Jalan Mastika, Jalan Mengkuang, Lebuh Durian and Jalan Hilir before November this year.

“Taman Setia residents have suggested a retention pond on a piece of land sandwiched between Lorong Nilam and Jalan Dato Amar 1, but we have to assess whether it is viable proposal,” he said.

Mohd Yasid said the immediate action is to clean up the wild vegetation at the earth-cut drain parallel to Lebuh Nilam that flows into Parit Jalan Nilam which will also be desilted.

“On the monsoon drain where water flows into the ground at the bend of Jalan Nilam and Lorong Raja Haji Othman, our engineers will investigate,” he added.

On May 23, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali had said the state was considering an internal audit to resolve the cause for the massive flooding in Klang on the evening of May 15.

Azmin said the Selangor Economic Action Council had met last week and discussed ways to improve flood prevention measures and decided that an internal audit be carried out by MPK and the state engineering department as the first step towards overcoming the problem.

On Monday, deputy Natural Resources and Environment minister Datuk Hamim Samuri blamed the flash floods in Klang on poor drainage network and failure to keep the drains free from silt and litter.

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