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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.

Nation

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.

Community

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).

World

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.

World

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.

Community

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.

Community

Flood task force mobilised

WHILE there has not been a yellow alert for thunderstorms in Kuala Lumpur, City Hall has mobilised its flood task force to be on standby in case of flooding. The 44-member rescue squad is on a 24-hour standby, working on three shifts. Each shift has about 10 to 12 personnel.

Community

Batu/Jinjang flood mitigation project nearly complete

PACKAGE B of the Batu/Jinjang flood mitigation project costing RM548mil is expected to be completed by Dec 24 this year.

World

Heavy rain in southern China forces 150,000 to flee

BEIJING (Reuters) - Torrential rain battering southern China has forced more than 150,000 people from their homes, toppled hundreds of houses and punched a dangerous hole in the spillway of a dam, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Community

RM2bil Sungai Sarawak flood mitigation scheme

KUCHING: The proposed RM2 billion Sungai Sarawak flood mitigation scheme to free Kuching city of floods and tidal surges is expected to be completed by the end of the 10th Malaysia Plan, the state assembly heard on Tuesday.