RM34mil for flood mitigation works at two rivers in Kuala Langat

Some rivers in Kuala Langat district frequently overflow, flooding nearby areas. — Filepic

A TOTAL of RM33.85mil has been allocated for two flood mitigation projects in Kuala Langat district.

Selangor infrastructure and agricultural committee chairman Izham Hashim said works were being carried out at Sungai Sijangkang and Sungai Banting.

“Flood mitigation works at Sungai Sijangkang will see the strengthening of river edges and building a gross pollutant trap which will cost RM18.5mil.

“Works started on May 26, 2023, and is scheduled for completion in November,” he said, adding that progress was currently at 13%.

Replying to Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi (PN-Sijangkang) at the Selangor State Assembly in Shah Alam on the flood mitigation status and approved allocation, Izham said works on the Sungai Banting project involved construction of U-drains at a cost of RM15mil.

The project, he said, began on May 17, 2023, and was scheduled to be completed this August.

On Dr Ahmad’s question regarding the status of drainage upgrades at Jalan Perepat in Telok Panglima Garang, Izham said that until Jan 31, 9% had been completed.

“The delay is due to late delivery of construction materials.

“We understand suppliers are in the process of speeding up the delivery,” he added.

Izham said the work scope involved improving drainage at Jalan Telok Mengkuang and earth drain at Jalan Perepat, close to rivers and water bodies.

“Upgrading works at Jalan Perepat and the immediate areas costs RM5.5mil,” he said.

“It started in Sept 13 last year and is scheduled to be completed by Sept 10 next year.”

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