Floods: 130 damaged roads reported, says Works Ministry

ROMPIN: A total of 130 damaged federal and state roads in flood-hit states have been reported so far, says the Works Ministry.

Its secretary-general Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman said that of the total, 56 involved federal roads which will need about RM130mil for repairs to be carried out in stages.

"Whichever can be expedited will be done so; if there is a need to build a bridge and so on, we will carry out a study first,” he told Bernama after monitoring the installation of the bailey bridge on route FT2490 at the entrance to Perwira Jaya and Selancar here today (March 5).

He said the 42.67m-long modular steel panel bridge is being installed and work is expected to be completed by tomorrow (March 6) evening.

According to him, work to stabilise soil erosion was carried out yesterday (March 4) before 80 Public Works Department and Malaysian Armed Forces personnel began installing the bridge.

The road collapse, estimated to be 23m-long, resulted in about 12,000 residents having difficulty getting to the city after the road was closed to all vehicles for the safety of users.

The road connects residents of Felda Selancar to Segamat and also to Muadzam Shah here. - Bernama

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