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A Kampung Cemperai resident attempting to move his vehicle while cleaning his home during the floods, in Dengkil on November 6, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

Over RM700 mln allocated for Dengkil flood mitigation project

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 11 — The government has allocated RM725.7 million to implement the Flood Mitigation (RTB) project in the Dengkil area up to Labohan Dagang, said Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

The project, a long-term plan under the High Priority Flood Mitigation (TBBT), will be implemented in Sungai Langat Phase One and Sungai Langat Phase Two to address the flood problems affecting about 120,000 residents in the area.

Currently, the implementation of the Sungai Langat Phase One RTB Project is in the process of acquiring the site and is expected to be completed in 2027, while the Sungai Langat Phase Two RTB project is expected to start in January next year and be completed by 2030.

“A short-term measure, the maintenance of the drainage system in the area, will be carried out more frequently,” he said in a statement today.

The statement was issued in conjunction with Nik Nazmi’s working visit to several flood-affected areas and the Sungai Semarang tidal gate today.

On November 5, several areas were flooded due to continuous heavy rain for an hour, including Kampung Sungai Buah, Kampung Jenderam Hilir, Kampung Cemperai, Kampung Seri Tanjung, Taman Delima, Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Melut, FT29/FT32 Intersection, and at Jalan Utama Taman Warisan Suria.

The floods affected about 148 houses, with a total of 395 residents evacuated to several relief centres.

— Bernama

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