OLEH SYAZWANI SUFIAN
BY SYAZWANI SUFIAN
KLANG, SEP 22: The maintenance of bunds in several areas in Selangor had been done since early this year as preparation for high-tide flood, said Zaidy Abdul Talib.
The Infrastructure, Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-Based Industries Exco said bunds which were low were upgraded to the rightful height.
“We heightened low bunds, while broken ones were repaired to withstand the high-tide waters. We made early preparations based on last year’s experience.
“Hence, we did upgrading work much earlier,” he said during his visit to the location of the upgraded bunds at the Persiaran Hamzah Alang, Meru yesterday.
Also present was Meru Assemblyman, Dr Abdul Rani Osman.
Zaidy also said the maintenance of borrow pit which is placed after the bunds were also done to contain overflowing water.
He said, they also repaired drains and trenches to ensure the drainage system works well in the event of flood.
“When water overflow from the bunds, the borrow pit will contain it.
“All the relevant government agencies were involved with the upgrading work including the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS), Public Works Department (JKR) and local authorities,” he said.