By Zaki Salleh
Photo FB KPKT
TELUK INTAN: Phase 2 of the flood mitigation project will be built by the government to overcome the issue of flooding that frequently plagues the city of Teluk Intan.
The project is expected to start this year and be completed in three years.
The Minister of Local Government Development, Nga Kor Ming said, the project involves an allocation of RM80 million which has been approved by the government
He said the city’s two-phase flood mitigation project involved the Perak River banks along six kilometres (km).
“This project also involves the construction of a public recreation park along the river banks.
“This ensures that it is not only able to overcome the problem of flash floods but also become the newest tourist attraction in the city.
“The open tender process will be implemented this month while the construction works are expected between two to three months after that,” he said.
He had previously made a working visit to the Teluk Intan Supermarket.
The first phase of the flood mitigation project worth RM75 million has been completed in the 10th Malaysia Plan benefiting approximately 250,000 residents.
In the meantime, Kor Ming, who is also the Member of Parliament for Teluk Intan, announced the allocation of RM2.5 million for four projects to upgrade and maintain public infrastructure around the city.
Among them involve the Pasar Besar Teluk with an allocation of RM800,000; Medan Selera Glutton Square in Jalan Ah Cheong and Pusat Penjara in Jalan Maharani each RM600,000 and the Taman Rekreasi Riverfront in Jalan Mahkamah (RM500,000).
He added that the distribution of the allocation aims to improve the level of cleanliness, safety and comfort of traders and visitors, thus stimulating the local economy.