RM60 million Shah Alam flood mitigation project begins in December, says exco

Selangor Infrastructure and Public Facilities Committee chairman Izham Hashim says the flood mitigation project in Shah Alam is in its tender-awarding stage. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 16, 2022.

A FLOOD mitigation project worth RM60 million involving works to upgrade the drainage system and build bunds and pump houses around Shah Alam is expected to begin in December. 

Selangor Infrastructure and Public Facilities Committee chairman Izham Hashim said after resolving the project’s procurement issue, it is now in the tender-awarding stage. 

“We (the state government) have asked the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) to make a limited tender within a short period. Usually, it is 21 days of advertising, but this time we are only giving a week. After that (comes) the evaluation process, (and) next month we can start,” he said at a press conference after inspecting the dredging of Sungai Klang in Kota Kemuning today.

Previously, MBSA had targeted for the project to be divided into two phases with an allocation of RM60 million, to start at the beginning of next year. 

Commenting on the project to deepen and widen a 56km stretch of Sungai Klang, Izham said a large amount of waste deposited over the years was among the factors that affected the project. 

“However, we target that within six months, these sensitive and shallow areas can be resolved by deepening the river,” he said, adding that a larger dredger will be deployed to increase capacity. – Bernama, November 16, 2022.

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