By Nadiah Zamlus
DENGKIL, Aug 19 — The Selangor government has approved RM19.1 million allocation to repair the Sungai Langat flood retention wall as part of its solution to address the frequent flood issues in the area, says Izham Hashim.
The State Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman said upgrading works of the 8-kilometre stretch along the river will begin early next year and is expected to be completed in two years’ time.
“This year alone, the area was flooded twice, once on July 18 and the second time on July 31 during the Hari Raya Aidiladha holiday, due to the heavy rain which caused the retaining wall to burst.
“We hope that the project would be able to solve the issue and bring ease to the residents as the floods cause them a lot of losses,” he told SelangorKini after visiting the Sungai Langat river bund upgrading site in Taman Permata Dengkil, here yesterday.
Also present was Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department director Datuk Gapar Asan.
On July 18, the Selangor State Disaster Management Unit had reported 22 locations in Hulu Langat were hit by flash floods namely Kampung Sungai Pening, Semenyih; Kampung Bukit Dukong; Kampung Sungai Sekamat; Kampung Batu 13; Kampung Sungai Balak and Kampung Sri Jambu.
Other areas struck were Kampung Sungai Jernih; Batu 10, Cheras; Sungai Raya, Batu 9; Kampung Bangi; Taman Muhibah; Kampung Sungai Kantan; Kampung Batu 14; Kampung Sungai Ramal; Jalan Reko; Kawasan Medan Stay Kajang; Taman Taming Jaya; SMK SAAS, Kajang; Sri Bangi, Section 8; Teras Jernang; Kampung Sungai Serai and SRA Sungai Serai.