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Ipoh City Council to spend RM10m on flood-mitigation projects

IPOH: The Ipoh City Council has allocated RM10 million for projects to solve flooding in several areas in this city, said Ipoh Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim.

He said the flood-mitigation works would be carried out next year involving the enlargement of moonsoon drains and small drains in areas experiencing rapid development.

He added that the inability of these water channels to cope with increased volume of water, especially during heavy downpour, had caused flash floods in areas such as Simpang Pulai and Gunung Rapat.

"The drainage system has not been rectified in the last 10 years, with many drains not having been repaired or upgraded."

Roshidi said the RM10 million was part of RM46 million specially allocated for infrastructural projects and was obtained from the state and federal governments.

On another development, he said RM400,000 had been allocated to upgrade the infrastructure in the Gunung Rapat area, including resurfacing roads and building speed bumps. This is an addition to the RM2 million already spent for the area this year. — Bernama
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