Monsoon season: Selangor govt ready to use 40 water pumps

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government is ready to deploy 40 water pumps to any locality at risk of flooding in the state throughout the monsoon season.

State Infrastructure and Agriculture Committee chairman Izham Hashim (pix) said they will also collaborate with Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to ensure the pumps work are in working condition.

“We (now) have many pumps, now we have 40 pumps ready to be mobilised to any (flood) locality. They include 30 (water) pumps from Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd.

“Apart from that, we have to be ready with the generators. There’s no use having pumps without generators. As such, the TNB has been asked to provide mobile generators for the water pumps, which run on electricity,” he told reporters after Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari tabled the state’s Budget 2024 here today.

Asked about the upgrading of the pump system in Taman Sri Muda here, Izham said the move has had a positive impact.

“The pump upgrading project for Taman Sri Muda is going smoothly and we expect it to be completed in February next year. Once completed, the area will have nine water pumps with a total capacity of pumping out 13,000 litres of water per second.

“After that, we do not expect any more major floodings in the area. In addition, the Federal Government has also approved an allocation of RM160 million for the construction of flood barriers, specifically in Section 25 (Taman Sri Muda),” he said. –Bernama