Thursday, July 29, 2010

Residents jittery over riverbank erosion

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng (second from right) and residents inspecting the broken retaining wall along Sungai Penchala. — Picture by Effendy Rashid

Pictures by Lim Lip Eng

Source: (By C. Premananthini, 2010/07/28)

Residents of Desa Kiara Condominium and the Joint Management Body (JMB) have expressed their concern about the erosion in Sungai Penchala, which is behind their condominium. For over three months, letters of complaint had been sent to the Federal Territory Irrigation and Drainage Department. The condition of the retaining wall along Sungai Penchala is deteriorating at an alarming rate.

The property manager of JMB, Balasubramaniam Subarayan, said the Federal Territory Irrigation and Drainage department officers had come and taken pictures. But JMB was asked to refer the matter to the Petaling Jaya Irrigation and Drainage department in Subang Jaya.
"A week later, we received a call saying the matter was under investigation. "However, we were later told to refer the matter to the Federal Territory's Irrigation and Drainage Department," said Balasubramaniam.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng visited the affected area on Monday. He said he would request for a meeting with the Housing and Local Ministry to discuss the issue and hoped the authorities would take immediate action before anything untoward happens.

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