Design of flood barrier along LKSA highway to be finalised

Mohd Rashidi (third from right) exchanging documents with Azmee as MBSA officers look on at Wisma MBSA, Shah Alam. – MUHAMAD SHARIL ROSLI/The Star

A FLOOD protection barrier will be built along the main drain at housing areas bordering Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam, along the Lebuhraya Kemuning Shah Alam (LKSA).

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and Project Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) inked an agreement to build the barrier as part of its corporate social responsibility flood action plan to protect the residents living in the vicinity of the highway as well as properties.

Shah Alam deputy mayor Mohd Rashidi Ruslan signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Prolintas highway operations general manager Azmee Nin at Wisma MBSA.

Prolintas is LKSA concessionaire.

Mohd Rashidi said the flood barrier’s design was being finalised and work should start soon to ensure smooth flow of surface run-off away from housing areas bordering LKSA and no water ponding on the highway.

“Our shared CSR initiative is to ensure a comprehensive plan with all measures taken to avert major flooding that affected the housing areas last year and movement of traffic along the highway,” he said.

Rashidi added that part of the plan was to build a ramp at the emergency lane from Taman Sri Lembayung to the Taman Sri Muda toll rest area to ensure vehicles could drive through using the emergency lane during floods.

“Motorists could drive to the rest area where there are at least 500 open-air carpark bays,” he said.

He added that the Prolintas team would be on alert mode at all times to guide traffic along the highway if flooding occurred.

MBSA also signed a working commitment with Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Southeast Asia (GCoM Asia) to support sustainable actions due to climate change.

GCoM Asia helped to organise and mobilise cities and local governments around the world to be active contributors to a global climate solution and reduce greenhouse gases.

Rashidi said MBSA was committed towards green projects to mitigate carbon emissions.

GCoM Asia was represented by country coordinator Jacqueline Chang at the event.

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