Standard Drain Cleaning Procedures In the Works

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KUCHING, Aug 15, 2017: Local Government Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil said the Ministry is in the process of finalising its standard operations procedure on Drain Cleaning for all Local Authorities.

“This will provide proper guidelines on drain cleaning and maintenance to mitigate flash floods,” said Penguang during the Question and Answer Session here today.

In responding to Fazzurdin Abdul Rahman (N6-Tupong), Penguang said the government has approved allocation for Urban Drainage Programme to Improve and upgrade drainage system in order to mitigate flooding problem in the affected areas.

The submission of storm water management plan under Sarawak Urban Storm Water Management Manual (SUStom) and the requirement to submit Erosion and Sediment Control Plan prior to development will reduce flash flooding.