Phase 2 of Sg Langat flood mitigation plan needs to start immediately, says Sepang MP


THE Sungai Langat Flood Mitigation Plan Phase 2 needs to take off immediately without excuses, says Sepang MP Aiman Athirah Sabu.

In a Facebook post, she said that as of 4pm Tuesday (Nov 7), 534 people from 180 families had been evacuated from their flooded homes in Dengkil, Selangor, to five temporary evacuation centres since Nov 5.

Affected areas are Kampung Cemperai, Kampung Sri Tanjung, Kampung Jenderam Hilir and Sepang Puspen, and several main roads the state maintains.

“I was informed by the Sepang Disaster Management Committee, headed by the Sepang District Officer, that the flood was caused by the long periods of heavy rain brought by the North-East Monsoon that caused several rivers to overflow, namely Sungai Langat, Sungai Semenyih and Sungai Labu.

“The North-East Monsoon is expected to last until December.

“I was informed that the tender acceptance letter for the project has been issued.

“Therefore, I hope the project will start soon,” she said.

Aiman said she was also following closely on the Sungai Langat bund repair that was being done by the Irrigation and Drainage Department (DID).

Aiman said she was also very concerned about the recurring floods at the Kiwa Kota Warisan junction affecting the traffic flow.

“I have raised the matter several times during meetings with the Public Works Department and DID.

“I hope all matters raised will be looked into seriously.

“I have also raised these matters with the ministers concerned, namely from the Works Ministry and Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Ministry,” she said.

Aiman said she and her team had visited all five temporary evacuation centres to ensure that everything was in order and had supplied some basic essentials, including food and drinks.

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