The Ipoh City Council (MBI) today sent a team of its staff members to carry out a flood relief mission at Hulu Langat, Selangor.
Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin@Md Daud said that this was at the urge of Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamed to collectively carry out relief missions for the flood victims involved.
“Besides sending a total of 23 personnel to help Kuala Langat Municipal Council, we also included two units of four-wheel drive, two lorries, three vans and a rescue boat.
“Under the MBI Prihatin (MBI Cares) programme, we are also collaborating with Econsave supermarket and contributing a total of 100 food packs to reduce the burden of the residents at the area.
“This first group will be at the flood location with focus on cleaning works for three days. If the cleaning works are still unfinished, MBI will send a new team, taking turns until it is complete,” he said in a media conference after launching the sending-off ceremony of the MBI team to Kuala Langat Municipal Council at the Gunung Lang Recreational Park today.
Present were city secretary, Ahmad Munir Ishak and MBI council member, Abu Bakar Hussian.
At the same time, Rumaizi also informed that the MBI will also send a relief team to Pahang to help the Bentong Municipal Council carry out flood cleaning works.
“We understand that the Bentong district, Pahang also experiences flooding, and is thus in need of support and aid.
“However, it depends on the flood situation there. If the water has receded, we will ensure that aid will be sent similar to the one carried out today,” he added.