Friday, September 19, 2008

Penang seeks RM970 mill for flood mitigation

Friday, 12 September 2008

The Penang State Government is seeking about RM970 million from the federal government to implement its flood mitigation projects to prevent the repeat of the 6 September’s flash floods.So far, the federal government had allocated only RM327 million for the four major flood mitigation projects under the Ninth Malaysia Plan but many areas are still experiencing similar problems.

According to Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng, the state government had already identify seven more areas that needed flood mitigation to be implemented which cost about RM670 million while another RM300 million is needed to build 50 water pump stations and 5 retention ponds.

Areas affected by the flash floods were Jalan P.Ramlee, Teluk Kumbar and Teluk Bahang in Penang and Kapung Tok Suboh in Bukit Mertajam.

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