Tuesday 10 July 2012

MBI building a new bridge to mitigate flooding in Gugusan Manjoi

News and pictures from peraktoday.com | July 7, 2012 

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Following the floods that hit the Gugusan Manjoi in February, the Ipoh City Council (MBI) will build a new bridge worth RM3.8 million which is expected to be completed by May next year.

 Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rashidi Hashim, said the new bridge was built to overcome the flooding which has been  hitting the village.

"With the results that we have, I am confident that when the new bridge is completed, it will overcome the problem of flooding here," he told reporters when he attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the new bridge on Jalan Menteri, Gugusan Manjoi here, today.

 The ceremony was officiated by Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah and present, Manjoi assemblyman Datuk Nadzri Ismail.

He said the 2.55-meter bridge is possible to be completed in a short time if it gets the support from all parties.

"I am confident that with the help and encouragement given, the construction of a new bridge in Manjoi can start as soon as possible," he added.

 In addition to upgrading the bridges in the area, Rashidi said the MBI also took some other initiative like installing additional pumps to prevent the occurrence of floods that affected many people.

"Floods in Gugusan Manjoi are serious but can be addressed if there are other pumps installed in the affected areas," he said.

When asked to comment on the proposal to upgrade some other bridges in the city of Ipoh, Rashidi explained he would look at the areas with potential flooding.

 "We will review all areas such as Lim Park, Taman Merdeka and Sri Kinta are often affected by floods," he said.

He said, MBI will provide adequate provision to ensure that all approved projects are implemented.

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