Ready for flood response

Property developers with projects in Batu Maung, Penang, have expressed their commitment to help out during flood-related emergencies.

Batu Maung assemblyman Abdul Malik Abul Kassim said they would work closely with all eight Community Development and Security Committees (JKKKs) in the constituency.

“In view of the rainy spell, each JKKK will set up a Rapid Action Force with the help of the developers and Penang Municipal Council to prepare for all eventualities.

“The public can contact the respective JKKKs for help during emergency,” he said.

The numbers of the JKKKs are as follow: Sg Ara (013-4883445), Bukit Gedung (019-4142904), Teluk Tempoyak (013-5137324), Batu Maung (016-4131841), Kg Naran (012-4183048), Sg Tiram (017-4279353), Kongsi 10 (016-5622872) and Permatang Damar Laut (012-5787964).

The public can also call Abdul Malik (019-4451005) or his service centre (013-5101968) for assistance.

Abdul Malik was speaking to reporters yesterday after meeting with the developers’ representatives from Mah Sing Group Bhd, PLB Properties, Sunway City Berhad (SunCity) Property Development and Setia Promena-de.

During the meeting, they also discussed how to prevent the backflow of seawater, the synchronising of old and new drains, silting problems and retention ponds.

He said Batu Maung was vulnerable to high tides and strong winds due to its close proximity to the sea.

At the same time, he advised Batu Maung residents to obtain the latest information from relevant agencies such as the state Meteorological Department. - By The Star

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