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DBKL implements 14 interim measures to tackle flash flood

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is implementing 14 interim measures at a cost of about RM10 million under the Flash Flood Mitigation Action Plan 2022 from this month to tackle the issue of flash floods in the capital.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah said the additional incentive was being carried out as an urgent measure before long-term solutions, which are currently being reviewed by the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (IKRAM) and expected to be completed next April, could be implemented.

“We have started taking action, we will see the effects of these 14 measures in the next three months… works which contribute to the occurrence of flash floods will also be regulated more thoroughly. We have also appointed a consultant team (IKRAM) to study the whole drainage system in Kuala Lumpur and the causes for the frequent flash floods… this will take 12 months,” he told a special media conference yesterday.

He said the plan, which was based on the weather forecast of the Meteorological Department of Malaysia, involved 25 hotspots, among them being Jalan Pintasan Segambut, Jalan Rahmat, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar and Jalan Maharajalela.

File photo of cars on the road after a flash flood in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. PHOTO: BERNAMA