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Deputy Environs Minister: Seven projects, worth RM259.5mil, to address flood problems in Penang

BALIK PULAU (Bernama): The government is allocating RM259.5mil for seven flood mitigation projects (RTB) in Penang to be carried out under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), said Deputy Environment and Water Minister Datuk Mansor Othman (pic).

He said six of them would be an extension of projects currently being implemented, including RTB Lembangan Sungai Pinang, involving cost of RM150mil, RTB Sungai Kechil (RM16.8mil) and RTB Sungai Dua (RM45mil), while the seventh would be a new project, the RTB Pondok Upeh/Sungai Burong, costing RM10mil.

All the projects are now in various stages of implementation, including the process of appointing consultants for design work, survey work, land investigation and calling for tender, he told reporters after visiting the RTB P

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Sabah needs full RM480mil allocation for flood mitigation, says Kitingan

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah needs the full RM480mil federal funding for the comprehensive implementation of flood mitigation projects to stop the recurring floods here and in Penampang, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.

He said the state so far received RM280mil for two of four packages for a comprehensive solution to the perennial flooding problem that affects Penampang, Putatan and also parts of Kota Kinabalu.

"We have two more packages that need to be done simultaneously to mitigate the flooding problem," he said on Friday (Sept 17) after visiting various areas hit by Wednesday's (Sept 15) floods that left three people dead and a trail of damage and landslides.

"The Federal Government needs to allocate the money quickly, especially with the

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