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Sungai Linggi Flood Mitigation Project Phase Five Continued

SEREMBAN – The Flood Mitigation Plan (RTB) project for Sungai Linggi will continue in phase five involving an allocation of approximately RM200 million.

Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said, currently the state government through the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) is waiting for the approval of the allocation from the Federal government.

“The Linggi River has been upgraded to phase four, now it is awaiting approval for phase five and God willing it will start next year.

“Phase five will involve upgrading the Sungai Linggi from Kuala Sawah, Rantau to Jalan Pantai, Seremban along a 20 kilometer (km) stretch and it is expected to reduce the risk of flooding in areas such as Rasah and Rahang,” he said.

He said this to reporters in a press conference after inaugurating the Nan Yang Yap Si Malaysia Association Headquarters at the Oakland Commercial Center on Sunday.

Aminuddin previously at the Second (Budget) Session of the Fourth Term of the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly (DUN) explained that 27km of flood mitigation had been completed since the implementation of the Sungai Linggi RTB from 2009 to 2015 at a cost of RM86.57 million.

He said, while another 10km is being completed in the Sungai Linggi Integrated River Basin Development (PLSB) phase four project which costs RM66.6 million.

Meanwhile, Sinar Harian on Saturday reported that the average resident in Kampung Semarak, Rahang expressed disappointment when their homes were hit by flash floods three times.

They also hope that Sungai Linggi, which is near their home, will soon be deepened, thereby reducing the risk of flooding as they are no longer able to cope.

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