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Selangor Does Not Approve Settlements on River Reserves to Avoid Flooding Problems

SHAH ALAM, 26 Nov: The state government will not approve settlements to be placed at areas of the river reserve to avoid flood problems which is capable of socially impacting residents.

The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, said that the state government has also taken moves to evacuate people living on river reserve areas in stages.

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He said that the residents will only be moved if new placements are established to avoid any other problems from arising.

“This is one of the results of problem analysis and how to resolve it performed by the state government in settlements facing flood problems.

“We must not allow settlements to be made on areas where rainfall is higher from housings because the risks are high,” he said.

He was responding to questions regarding to development planning implemented by the state government in determining a settlement or a residential area at the Selangor State Assembly (DNS) session today.

Abdul Khalid (PKR-Port Klang) said that the state government is also closely monitoring the developments being carried out so that they are in line with the structure plan concept agreed upon.

“Problems will arise when construction is done without following the structural plan, if construction is carried out prior to the plan or if development is done without approval. All problematic developments, or those not according to plan, are in the process of recovery,” he said.

Abdul Khalid said that he also hopes that Local Authorities will work together with the State Planning Unit (UPEN), as well as the Land and District Office, to find the best solution to overcome the impact of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) involving the existing structural plans.


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