By Yasmin Ramlan
SHAH ALAM, Nov 21 — The Federal government has allocated RM650 million for the Sungai Langat flood mitigation project (RTB) Phase 2, a long-term plan under the High Priority Flood Mitigation (TBBT), the Selangor Legislative Assembly was told today.
State executive councillor for infrastructure Izham Hashim said the project, which is expected to commence in January 2024, is currently in the tender evaluation process.
“The project is carried out under the Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS) and JPS Selangor with a total cost of RM650 million,” he said in the state assembly today.
Izham said the Sungai Langat RTB Phase 2 is part of a larger effort by the government to resolve the flooding issues in the Sepang district.
“JPS has submitted an application for mitigation projects in Sungai Langat, amounting to a total of RM2 billion.”
Previously on November 11, Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad had said that the Federal government has allocated RM725.7 million for the implementation of Phase 1 and 2 of the Sungai Langat RTB.
He said this is to address the flood issues in the Dengkil area up to Labohan Dagang.
The implementation of the Sungai Langat RTB Phase 1 is currently in the process of site acquisition and is expected to be completed in 2027, he said, adding that Phase 2 of the project is expected to start in January next year and be completed by 2030.