RM100mil for incidental expenses during floods

BUTTERWORTH: An allocation of RM100mil has been distributed to all states to carry out unexpected emergency works ahead of the northeast monsoon, says Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (pic).

The Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister said the emergency works included repairing drainage systems, roads and bridges as well as restoring flood mitigation structures.

Nik Nazmi said the allocations had already been distributed through three phases, to enable the projects to be implemented immediately for the well-being of the people and to further protect the safety of property from floods.

“The RM100mil that was spent was for the whole country and was distributed according to the needs of the states involved. Penang received RM5mil.

“In addition to the structural restoration works, we also took the initiative by increasing the number of mobile pumps which function to accelerate the flow of flood water,” he told reporters after visiting the Taman Siakap Flood Mitigation (RTB) project, here, reported Bernama.

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