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Recent floods occurred outside Smart Tunnel flood mitigation coverage

PETALING JAYA: The operators of Smart Tunnel says the recent instances of flooding that occurred in Cheras, Subang and Puchong were outside the coverage areas of their flood mitigation system.

Flood control the priority

MANY times I have been advised by friends to use the SMART tunnel if I wanted to get to Kuala Lumpur city centre without being stuck in a traffic jam.

Poor drainage led to flooding

KUCHING: The flash floods that hit southern Sarawak earlier this year were due to drainage issues, it has been confirmed.

One too manyfor comfort

A TOTAL of 194 landslides and embankment failures occurred last month — but it’s like they never happened, if we are to judge by the official response.

Perlis to ensure 11MP projects implemented according to schedule

KANGAR: The state government will ensure that the 77 projects approved for Perlis under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) are implemented according to schedule. The projects are worth RM6.8bil.

MB: Less than 50% of PKENPS firms suffered losses

KANGAR: Only four out of the 10 Perlis State Economic Development Corporation’s (PKENPS) subsidiaries and joint-venture companies have suffered losses, Mentri Besar Azlan Man said.

Flood mitigation works could reach RM2bil, says DID director

KUCHING: Flood mitigation works for the state capital is so huge that land acquisition alone could cost upwards of RM100mil, according to the state’s Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID).

Factbox - Thailand's flood management plans and funding

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government has drawn up a 300 billion baht (6.0 billion pounds) plan for water management and flood prevention schemes along the Chao Phraya river basin to prevent a repeat of devastating floods last year.

Thailand in hurry to put flood defences in place

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is racing to implement water management schemes costing 300 billion baht (6.0 billion pounds) to prevent a repeat of last year's flood disaster, but companies want to see even more haste while some experts say things shouldn't be rushed.

State installs over 50 telemetry systems in newly identified flood-prone areas

KUCHING: Sarawak is now prepared to face the coming monsoon season, which is most likely to bring floods.