Flood barrier projects to be implemented immediately to avoid big floods hitting Selangor – PM Ismail

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SHAH ALAM: Selangor has been allocated with RM6.3 billion to implement the building of infrastructure and service delivery facilities under the Second Rolling Plan 2022, 12th Malaysia Plan.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, among the important projects implemented include five flood barriers involving RM4.7 billion.

“The efforts should be implemented immediately to avoid the repetition of big floods that had affected the prosperity of the people in Selangor, the state economy and the nation as a whole.

“Big floods had hit Selangor such as Shah Alam areas, Hulu Langat and others. The government had taken new approach with proactive steps including building infrastructure that is suitable, sustainable and covering the whole of Selangor,” Ismail said.

The Prime Minister said that in his speech at the 8th Series of the “Jelajah Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia” organised by the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives at the carnival site, Shah Alam Stadium here today.

Ismail also stressed that 14,329 houses had been built in Selangor in June 2022 under various housing programmes such as the People’s Housing Programme (PPR) and the Malaysian Civil Servant Housing Programme (PPAM) in line with “One Family One House” aspiration. This effort is to provide houses to the Malaysian Family especially the B40 and M40 groups.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister congratulated the achievements of Selangor youths at the Commonwealth Games 2022 recently. M. Thinaah had two gold medals in the team and mixed doubles badminton while Javen Choong had silver medal in the table tennis mixed doubles.

In another development, Ismail emphasized that all kinds of strategies including short, medium and long term had been implemented by the government together with non-governmental organisations (NGO) and the Malaysian Family to recover the national economy.

“The result is the Malaysian economy becomes the best in South East Asia with the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 8.9 per cent in the second quarter 2022.

“As an open economy, Malaysia is not exempted from being hit by the global inflation. The increase in the prices of commodities cannot be avoided. However the rate of the national inflation stays at 3.4 per cent and this figure is among the lowest in South East Asia,” Ismail said.-Malaysia World News


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