THE Sungai Keroh embankment project behind houses along Jalan Udang Pasir 3, Taman Megah in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur is expected to be completed by April next year.
The construction of a U-shaped culvert on the 200m long stretch of Sungai Keroh, which started in February, will replace the river embankment made of mesh wire and stone that had eroded.
This resulted in soil erosion in the area, affecting 26 houses along the stretch of the road.
The project started after residents in the area complained about cracked tiles and sunken floors in the back portion of their houses.
Residents told StarMetro they were relieved that the embankment project was taking place.
Teresa Fong, 61, said she appreciated the upgrading and beautification works by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) which include a small lane in between the riverbank and the houses.
‘’We are relieved the project went through as we were worried that the soil erosion would worsen.
“We have suffered minor cracks in our houses, ” she said.
Resident Ang Bok Keong, 52, lauded the project but wanted DBKL to consider building a sound barrier between their houses and the railway tracks behind.
“The noise from the KTM trains is deafening.
“Safety is also an issue as someone broke into my house several years ago, ” he said, adding that DBKL should also instal street lights in the back lane.
“It would also be good if DBKL could transform vacant land near the riverbank into a playground or recreational place for residents, ” he added.
Kepong Community Service Centre head Yee Poh Ping said the new drain was 3.6m wide and 2.7m deep.
“It will channel water from the area to Sungai Keroh.
“I will also write to DBKL to add a fence for the safety of residents, ” he said.
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