DBKL to build flood wall to overcome flash floods

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is in the process of identifying a suitable flood wall design for flash flood hotspots in the federal capital.

Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah (pic) said the construction of the flood wall was to replace sandbags, which were a temporary measure to address flash flood problems in the city.

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"The flood wall must be designed properly and carefully so that it can prevent the overflow of strong currents during heavy rains, thus serving to block water (floods) from reaching low-lying areas.

"We have already engaged with a competent contractor to build it once the design is finalised,” he told reporters after launching Kuala Lumpur Sport, Event and Facilities (KLSPEF) application at Dataran DBKL on Sunday (Sept 18).

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Mahadi added that DBKL, Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and agencies involved in flood mitigation management would hold further discussions in preparation for the rainy season.

"We will be meeting this week to discuss in more detail other appropriate steps to be taken based on the latest data from DID as an effort to deal with the high amount of rainfall at the end of the year," he said.

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In his speech, Mahadi said the KLSPEF application would enable the city folks make bookings and payments for 63 multipurpose halls and sports complexes under the supervision of DBKL online.

"Previously, the reservation for these premises was done manually or via the website. I believe this application will be more convenient for residents and help achieve DBKL's goal of making Kuala Lumpur a smart city by 2025," he said.

Users can download this application via Playstore and AppStore. - Bernama

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