City council considering solutions to flash flood issue

ISKANDAR Puteri City Council (MBIP) is looking at long-term solutions through its flood mitigation project to prevent flash floods.

Mayor Datuk Haffiz Ahmad said it was important to come up with solutions as flash floods had caused inconvenience to residents and businesses.

He said Jalan Hang Tuah 15, Taman Skudai Baru, Jalan Tenang 2 and Taman Damai Jaya were among the affected areas in recent months.

“We also monitored the damage caused by a recent flash flood during our visit to the affected areas on Oct 4,” he said during a MBIP full council meeting.

Haffiz said the visit was also to check on the ongoing repair works carried out by a contractor in the aftermath.

He said that he had visited several areas on Oct 3 with the heads of departments and councillors to get feedback as well as solutions to various issues.

He noted that when it came to development planning, input and suggestions by local communities and developers were important.

On the matter of parking, Haffiz said the council would look at a proposal for parking space at Surau Raudhatul in Taman Bukit Indah.

“We are also looking at relocating hawkers from Jalan Pendidikan 7 in Taman Universiti, to better monitor the cleanliness of the area and traffic-related problems as well as address public complaints,” he said.

He added that MBIP hosted Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad who visited on Oct 17 for the state’s 2022 budget.

During the visit, Hasni unveiled a remote control car track, launched the Muafakat Johor gymnasium and a tree planting exercise as well as presented prizes to the winners of the Iskandar Malaysia Low Carbon Programme 2021.

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