Several ongoing efforts to prevent floods in Ampang once and for all


MPAJ is looking to deepen and desilt the Pandan Perdana lake in Ampang as a flood prevention measure.

LONG-term flood mitigation efforts are being undertaken in Pandan Perdana, Ampang in Selangor, including several infrastructure upgrading, maintenance and slope-strengthening works.

Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) area councillor R. Moganraj said, “Slope stabilisation works will be done at the rock wall at Pangsapuri Intan, Taman Bukit Permai, at a cost of RM1.37mil.

“This will include installing rock netting in case of future rockfall incidents.

“The works are expected to be completed by July next year.

“At the same time, the hillslopes along Jalan Bukit Permai will be cleared of large trees that are in danger of falling,” he told StarMetro.

He said this following a rockfall incident at Pangsapuri Intan in March which damaged several vehicles.

No injuries were reported.

Moganraj said the funds for slope maintenance were from Malaysian Road Records Information System (Marris).

Also among the works was drainage upgrading in the Pandan Perdana commercial area, which is expected to be completed in six months at a cost of RM1.4mil.

Areas include Jalan Perdana 4/1, 4/3, 4/5 and 4/8.

MPAJ is also considering deepening the Pandan Perdana lake which serves as a water retention pond as part of flood prevention efforts.

“However, this requires the cooperation of several landowners, so discussions are ongoing,” Moganraj explained, adding that portions of the lake were owned by a nearby school, a private developer and MPAJ.

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