An End to Flood Woes in Sight

PETALING JAYA: When it pours, it’s trouble for the residents of Bandar Puteri Klang. The water is knee-deep, their furniture gets destroyed and unwanted creatures come out of the drains.

And to end this 10-year flooding problem, developer IOI Corporation, Klang Municipal Council, Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) and representatives of the residents had a brainstorming session yesterday.

The developer was asked to deepen the two retention ponds in the area as a short-term measure.
Siti Mariah said the second measure was for all the drains to be cleaned within a week’s time. Also, all bulk rubbish is to be disposed off by this week.

“The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) had asked for Sungai Aur, which is between Bandar Puteri Klang and Taman Sentosa, to be upgraded. The project has been approved and will commence in one or two weeks’ time,” she said.

A new retention pond was proposed to be built at the Botany Park in Klang. The drawings for the project are completed and have been submitted to be approved by the DID.

Siti Mariah said Bandar Puteri Klang’s infrastructure should be studied once more as the township was built on peat soil which has different properties from normal soil.

“The Housing and Local Government Ministry was asked to draw up a guideline on peat soil as the guidelines for normal soil are unsuitable.

“We hope for the cooperation from all parties involved and discussion should be done prior to the commencement of a particular project. DID and the ministry should work hand in hand in all future projects,” she added.

Source: FreeMalaysiaToday


Thayalan Nadarajan said...

Why dont prepare a few fixed bulky item disposal location area permanently? Look at Singapore 20 years back , they already have this designated area in every few blocks of flats. Where do u expect the residents to dispose ? Just look at JLN Kebun Nenas , every day u can see contractors and MPK clearing all the unwanted bulky items dispose thrown on road shoulder. Sore eyes and how much is MPK spending every month justkeep clearing illegal disposal rather than having a control area for bulky items..