KLANG – The construction of reservoirs in some areas is expected to reduce the risk of floods that have long been delayed in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčTaman Daya and Jalan Teratai, Meru.

The move should be taken immediately because within six months, the locals have faced four flash floods that affected nearly 1,000 families from 11 housing estates.

EXCO Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Modernization of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Ir Izham Hashim said that the local development that is happening is also a factor in the overflow of water when it rains.

“We have discussions and research the waterways and find areas that face the floods are low. So the water flowed from the highlands to the lowlands and was released to Sungai Binjai sara Sungai Kapar Kecil.

“Upgrading of the Binjai River is completed while Sungai Kapar Kecil will be completed in January 2020. It helps a lot (reducing floods) but we see overflowing water and require another component to overcome the floods, namely the reservoir.

“I am looking at how we can provide these ponds for the purpose of holding water so that they are not concentrated in the floodwaters as heavy rain. It will help minimize the impact of floods, “he said.

He was speaking to the media after chairing the Meetings and Flood Resolutions Meeting at the Meru DUN in the Village Community Management Council (MPKK) Meeting Room, Pekan Meru.

Izham said he would call on a further meeting in the near future to discuss the problem with the Hokkien Tomb Association, developer of SP Setia and Fairy Park.

In addition, the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) was also asked to scrutinize and streamline maintenance work involving areas under their responsibility to prevent flood events.