Jln Jambu Arang drains widened to address flash flood issue

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 10 Jan 2020

Yee (right) and residents at the site of the drain widening project in Jalan Jambu Arang, Jinjang Selatan, Kuala Lumpur. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

RESIDENTS of Jalan Jambu Arang, Jinjang Selatan, Kuala Lumpur, have been experiencing flash floods each time there is a downpour in the area.

Wong Liaw Kek, 72, had filed a complaint with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) sometime back to resolve the problem.

“Every time it rains, water will flow into our homes, ” said Wong who constructed a small barrier at his shophouse to prevent water from getting into his property.

He was happy that the authorities were finally taking action to widen and deepen the drains.

He claimed the floods had caused him losses amounting to RM10,000 over the years.

Kepong Community Service Centre head Yee Poh Ping said there was construction going on nearby and the water was being channelled towards this neighbourhood.

“The drains here are unable to cope with the huge amount of water.

“This area is more than 60 years old, so its drains are shallow, narrow and damaged in some places.

“Consequently, excess water overflows into the residents’ houses and shops, ” he said.

“I highlighted the residents’ problem to DBKL and they started work deepening the drains, ” said Yee, adding that the project was expected to be completed in March.

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