Flood mitigation projects worth RM600mil, especially in Johor, to be expedited, says PM


SEGAMAT: The operation of some RM600mil worth of flood mitigation projects nationwide will be accelerated, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said that all flood mitigation projects that have been approved should take off starting June this year.

"This (flood) is a serious issue and if we do take any actions, it will happen again. This is not the first time we experience floods, we have seen it come and go for years.

"As such, the government has decided to speed up the operation of some RM600mil flood mitigation projects," he told a press conference after visiting flood victims at SJK(C) Kampung Tengah here.

He added that, however, despite the move to speed things up, the project will still be going through tender procedures.

"Previously, I postponed the projects as I do no not want the money that is allocated to help the people to experience wastage, to be stolen.

"So, it will still go through tender procedures although we are speeding things up.

"All of the flood mitigation projects that have been approved, including those in Johor must start operating starting June this year. We cannot delay it any longer," he said.

He also gave a stern warning to those who plan to take advantage of the flood situation to get extra rewards.

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