THE Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has been allocated RM31.13mil to execute 19 flood mitigation programmes at Sungai Kuyoh in Seri Kembangan.
State infrastructure and public amenities, agriculture modernisation and agro-based industry committee chairman Izham Hashim said 13 out of the 19 programmes, costing RM12.7mil, had been completed.
“Among those completed are upgrading of Sri Serdang flood retention pond, the cleaning of Kolam Dataran Banjir TNB in Taman Serdang Jaya, Sungai Kuyoh bank stabilisation works and installation of mobile flood wall barrier at SK Seri Serdang.
“Three other programmes on the scheduled maintenance of fences, utility pipes and outlet sump that cost RM410,000 are ongoing,” he said.
He further said that the RM3mil upgrade of Bluwater Lake in Seri Kembangan was 20% completed as of Feb 28, and was expected to wrap up by February next year.
Two of the remaining projects are pending a quotation and design, he said.
He was replying to Ean Yong Hian Wah (PH-Seri Kemabangan) who asked about flood mitigation projects in Sungai Kuyoh.
Izham said the Federal Government had allocated RM300mil to DID for Sungai Kuyoh’s flood mitigation under the 11th Malaysia Plan.
To a separate question by Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar (PH-Meru) about the Meru flood mitigation plan, Izham said applications for Sungai Kapar Kecil and Sungai Kapar Besar had been postponed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“The project was applied outside the federal development allocation budget and is pending review by the Finance Ministry.
“The project scope includes a flood retention pond, upgrading Sungai Binjai, construction of flood bund and environmental protection works,” he said.
Several areas such as Taman Daya Meru and Taman Meru Utama in Klang as well as Jalan Teratai in Kapar are identified as densely-populated flood-prone areas, he added.