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Works Ministry Estimates RM1 Billion Needed For Post-Flood Infrastructure Repair

The Works Ministry (KKR) has estimated that the cost of repair works on damaged infrastructure due to the recent floods nationwide to stand at about RM1 billion.

According to Bernama, Works Ministry secretary-general Datuk Wan Uzir Wan Sulaiman said the damaged infrastructure such as roads, bridges and slopes must be repaired as soon as possible to ensure access and conectivity.

“In line with the recommendations of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, repair work cannot be delayed further and must be carried out quickly.”

“Our main focus is to ensure that affected access is reopened and to make sure that slopes and other infrastructure are safe,” he said during a site visit to Hulu Langat.

He added that the ministry will take precautionary measures for a possible second wave of floods.

Source: NST

“Our worry is the second wave of floods. The recent floods had resulted in a lot of damage and the second wave can bring about further damage.”

“Among the precautionary steps taken by the Works Ministry is working together with the Forestry Department to ensure that forest slopes are not damaged.”

“We have already identified ‘injured’ slopes and we have taken steps to prevent landslides,” he said.

Also present was the Public Works Department director-general Datuk Mohamad Zulkefly Sulaiman as they check on the construction of a Bailey bridge as a temporary solution for its residents there.

The bridge will reconnect 12 families who had been cut off when the permanent bridge over Sungai Lui collapsed on 18 December.

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