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    BERNAMA:

    RM291 Mln Sought To Undertake Flood Mitigation Projects In Selangor

    SHAH ALAM, March 1 (Bernama) -- The Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has prepared a working paper for the implementation of several flood mitigation projects in Selangor.

    Shah Alam Mayor Datuk Ramli Mahmud said the working paper seeking an allocation of RM291 million was expected to be tabled in the Cabinet for approval.

    The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) was one of the contributors in preparing the working paper, he said when meeting TTDI Jaya residents, here Wednesday.

    TTDI Jaya was among the areas badly hit by last Sunday's massive flood in Shah Alam. In the meeting, he told the residents that those affected would be exempted from paying assessment tax for half-term.

    Ramli said among the flood mitigation projects planned were raising a bund there, building a bigger stormwater retention pond and installing a water pump, and a flood early warning system.

    The projects were for the long term and the MBSA was hopeful of tapping the federal government's fund to undertake the projects, he said.

    Ramli said the Selangor government had approved a RM3 million allocation last Wednesday to install a water pump in TTDI Jaya and RM7 million to deepen Sungai Damansara.

    The MBSA would carry out several projects on its own like deepening the existing stormwater collection ponds and building several more including one each in TTDI Jaya and Kampung Kebun Bunga, he said.

    The MBSA also had to fork out about RM3 million to repair damages suffered by the Shah Alam and Melawati stadiums during the flood, he said.

    He also said an industrial development project near TTDI Jaya would be asked to stop temporarily to enable the MBSA to study whether a stormwater retention pond would be required.

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    A WORD OF DEEP FELT THANKS TO ALL FRIENDS IN THIS FORUM!

    Bro Pc & Jeff, - Yes - We are indeed thankful to ALL OF YOU for your prayers, kind support and words of encouragement during this very trying times for all of us!

    It is sad that those who caused this havoc to befall us are still blaming the weather, fate and the water currents!

    They forget the huge losses all of us have suffered thanks to their perverted policies.

    Now many are down with fever, sores and other health related illments.

    All of us are still hurting and seek your continued prayers and support
    while some are already planning how they can use our distress and problems to further enrich themselves through "certain govt flood allocations!".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. J George


    All of us are still hurting and seek your continued prayers and support
    while some are already planning how they can use our distress and problems to further enrich themselves through "certain govt flood allocations!".

    Dr J.. firstly, words cannot express the sympathy for you and your family - must have been horrible and traumatic to have gone thru that flash flood - but I think you hit it on the nail with the footnote... we probably see some more tenders being dished out for these "connected" ones...

    Take care...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. J George
    BERNAMA:

    RM291 Mln Sought To Undertake Flood Mitigation Projects In Selangor

    SHAH ALAM, March 1 (Bernama) -- The Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) has prepared a working paper for the implementation of several flood mitigation projects in Selangor.

    Shah Alam Mayor Datuk Ramli Mahmud said the working paper seeking an allocation of RM291 million was expected to be tabled in the Cabinet for approval.

    The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) was one of the contributors in preparing the working paper, he said when meeting TTDI Jaya residents, here Wednesday.

    TTDI Jaya was among the areas badly hit by last Sunday's massive flood in Shah Alam. In the meeting, he told the residents that those affected would be exempted from paying assessment tax for half-term.

    Ramli said among the flood mitigation projects planned were raising a bund there, building a bigger stormwater retention pond and installing a water pump, and a flood early warning system.

    The projects were for the long term and the MBSA was hopeful of tapping the federal government's fund to undertake the projects, he said.

    Ramli said the Selangor government had approved a RM3 million allocation last Wednesday to install a water pump in TTDI Jaya and RM7 million to deepen Sungai Damansara.

    The MBSA would carry out several projects on its own like deepening the existing stormwater collection ponds and building several more including one each in TTDI Jaya and Kampung Kebun Bunga, he said.

    The MBSA also had to fork out about RM3 million to repair damages suffered by the Shah Alam and Melawati stadiums during the flood, he said.

    He also said an industrial development project near TTDI Jaya would be asked to stop temporarily to enable the MBSA to study whether a stormwater retention pond would be required.

    Good Lord... Another round of good money thats gonna be wasted ....

    And whilst the residents suffered thousands of ringgit in losses and damages, MPSA is "kind" enough to give them a "rebate" of half year... By the looks of things - even a 10 year exemption would not cover the losses they experienced..

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    Sorry ....... don't know how to make jpg attachments, but these are the images that I would like to share with fellow forumers. I tried doing it earlier, and alan told me it cannot be accessed. Achee not net savvy la!!

    Our friend Alan will be uploading them. Thank Alan.
    Last edited by achee; 02-03-2006 at 11:40 PM.

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    It seems that this massive flood is the result of the retention pond of 40 acre size with 15ft of water broke it's bund and release it all in 2 hours to downstream residents ...

    The full untold story here...
    http://blog.limkitsiang.com/?p=368#more-368

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    see the photo by achee...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Star 3rd March 2006
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    Friday March 3, 2006


    Sultan summons officials
    By WONG CHUN WAI and LOONG MENG YEE

    SHAH ALAM: The Sultan of Selangor summoned Shah Alam Mayor Datuk Ramli Mahmud and other top state department officers to his palace, wanting to know why the massive flood had happened on Sunday and the measures to be taken to alleviate the problem.

    Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah expressed his disappointment that the flood had caused so much hardship to residents. Other high-ranking senior officials at the meeting at Istana Bukit Kayangan Shah Alam included those from the Drainage and Irrigation Department and Public Works Department.

    The Sultan told the officers he wanted a long-term solution to be drawn up. The Sultan was shocked that Shah Alam, having achieved city status, should face such a problem,” said a palace official yesterday.

    It is understood that the Sultan told the officials to stop blaming the floods on Mother Nature, adding the officials should also stop blaming each other.

    The official said the Sultan ordered immediate works to be carried out and wanted a proper time frame to be drawn up to address the problem.

    He also ordered that the public be kept informed of the actions taken.

    “In short, he insisted there should be transparency. He also wanted the state and federal governments to be informed of the follow-up actions,” the official said.

    The Sultan also expressed shock that the Drainage and Irrigation Department director’s post had been vacant for the past six months.

    The flood on Sunday caused havoc in certain areas of the city, badly affecting households in TTDI Jaya, Kampung Kebun Bunga and Kampung Melayu Subang.

    The combination of heavy rains and a high level of seawater caused parts of the city to be flooded so badly that houses in Kampung Melayu Subang were submerged.

    The Sultan was informed that 11,000 people and 3,000 houses were affected by the flood.

    When contacted, Ramli confirmed he had attended the meeting with the Sultan together with officers from the related government departments.

    “The Sultan was very concerned. More importantly, the Sultan was briefed about the measures to be taken to alleviate the problem,” said Ramli.

    He added future flood mitigation programmes included the RM10mil to be allocated for strengthening river bunds and the construction of a pump to channel away floodwater to rivers.

    Ramli said the Sultan advised the state authorities to ensure information flowed quickly to the public.

    On the clearing of debris from the flood-affected areas, Ramli said contractors would continue to cart away rubbish while the cleaning of roads would continue for another week.
    I've never been more proud of my Sultan.
    Now will the local & State gormens take heed ?
    Will the Sultan be heard by the Gormen when he speaks about the pain his people suffered ?
    Daulat Tuanku.
    I would like to express my sincere respect and admiration for the DYMM.

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    At the back of my mind sometimes I think that these events are engineered so that funds can be released without question immediately. As it involves the rakyat and the media plays up the issue there is a lot of anger and sympathy and because of that funds that were previously not available are suddenly made available. I may be wrong and I hope that I am wrong but I am amazed at the speed at which the two hundred over million ringgit is calculated and with detailed breakdowns as to how much goes to where.

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    Err...yes first let the previous floodings turn to rot...n wait...till the next big one comes...

    n when the big one hits...everybody went panicking for solutions....then they can release the figures to ask for 'HUGE emergency' funds...to sign n hand off HUGE contracts...

    It's part of the elementary game...

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    Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers.

    I fully agree with your line of thoughts pertaining to the "sought after funds".

    'Spins' are already published to try to calm the angry masses but it will fail because this time around the losses are hefty and has burned a large hole in everyone's pockets.

    There has already been a demonstration ( 2 days ago) and a large banner appealing to the PM to intervene is still hanging among some trees!

    Our drains and area is still clogged with flood debri and if this is not done than if it continues to rain for over 55 minutes - we will be in another flood!

    In fact - I just came back after monitoring the water flow in the 2 rivers in a borrowed Rexton belonging to a friend (both our cars are damaged) - running alongside TTDI JAYA and our drains after the last hour of rain.

    The river is swollen no doubt but thank GOD that it stopped raining for now.

    But not before residents began to park their cars alongside higher ground and like me doing a 'drive-a-bout' to check out the scene.

    A JKR Pajero ( 1 Official) & MBSA van ( 4 Officials) seems to be on both the bridges also monitoring. They claimed that they are on alert!

    I went over to speak to them & asked them to come over for some biscuits & coffee at our humble and damaged home.

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