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Topic: Drainage and Irrigation Department

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New traffic lights will benefit schoolchildren
The new traffic lights being installed near SMK Sandakan for students’ safety.
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Wildfires destroy wide swaths of Johor forests
JOHOR BARU: The wildfires caused by open burning has destroyed about 48ha of forest area in Johor.
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Johor fire chief says open burning main cause for forest fires in state
JOHOR BARU, Sept 11 — Uncontrolled open burning was identified as the main cause for the destruction of more than 48ha of forest areas in Johor recently, said state Fire and Rescue Department direct...
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Sarawak to upgrade all paddy scheme drainage and irrigation facilities: Uggah
BETONG: All drainage and irrigation facilities of the DID (Drainage and Irrigation Department) paddy scheme areas in the state will be upgraded soon.
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Selangor flood alert for spring tide tomorrow
KLANG: Officials in five coastal districts have been told to make preparations for possible flooding because of higher tides tomorrow until Wednesday.
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NRDA to upgrade run-down wooden jetties, walkways — Awang Tengah
Awang Tengah (left in the backhoe loader) driving the first pile for Kampung Bayan community hall in Kuala Lawas at the earth-breaking ceremony.
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Only private land affected by Gelang Patah forest fires
JOHOR BAHRU: The 16-hectare forest fire in Kampung Pekajang, Gelang Patah, near here, reported to have been burning since Wednesday, involved privately owned agricultural land.
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Gelang Patah forest fire involves privately owned agricultural land
JOHOR BARU: The 16ha forest fire in Kampung Pekajang, Gelang Patah, near here, reported to have been burning since Wednesday, involved privately owned agricultural land.
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Gelang Patah forest fire involves privately-owned agricultural land
JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 26): The 16-hectare forest fire in Kampung Pekajang, Gelang Patah, near here, reported to have been burning since Wednesday, involved privately owned agricultural land.
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Johor MB: Gelang Patah forest fire involves privately owned agricultural land
JOHOR BARU, Aug 26 — The 16-hectare forest fire in Kampung Pekajang, Gelang Patah, near here, reported to have been burning since Wednesday, involved privately owned agricultural land.
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Check entire Sungai Muda for more illegal dump sites, says Penang water company
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) today urged the authorities to check the length of Sungai Muda in Kedah for illegal dumpsites following the discovery of one such site over the w...
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River quality needs to improve to provide source of clean water
KUALA SELANGOR: Efforts are under way to make the country’s rivers a reliable alternative source of clean water.
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Repair of barrage at Malacca river mouth to be carried out soon
MALACCA: The project to fix the malfunctioning barrage at the Malacca river mouth, which is said to be the cause of floods in the state, will be implemented this year, said Finance Minister Lim Guan E...
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Repair of barrage at Melaka river mouth to be carried out soon, says minister
MELAKA, July 20 — The project to fix the malfunctioning barrage at the Melaka river mouth, which is said to be a cause of floods in Melaka, will be implemented this year, said Finance Minister Lim G...
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'Polluting' glove factory in Teluk Intan complied with SOP
TELUK INTAN (July 15): The inspection on a rubber glove manufacturing factory allegedly contributing to pollution at a river here, found the plant had in fact, complied with the standard operating pro...
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Terengganu allocates RM30 million to address flash floods
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu government has allocated RM30 million for works to deepen and improve rivers and drainage systems to address flash floods in Kuala Terengganu.
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‘Polluting’ glove factory in Teluk Intan complied with SOP
TELUK INTAN: The inspection on a rubber glove manufacturing factory allegedly contributing to pollution at a river here found that the plant had in fact, complied with the standard operating procedure...
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Alor Setar’s ‘open sewer’ gets a clean-up
ALOR SETAR: The Alor Setar City Council is carrying out cleaning work at the irrigation canal in Taman Pelangi which has been treated like an “open sewer” for years.
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Govt to upgrade agro-activities in Kubong
Dr Abdul Rahman (fifth left) shakes hands with Chieng, as Noor Ismail (third left) and others look on.
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CAP concerned about white foamy discharge near Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone
GEORGE TOWN: The authorities should investigate the foamy white substance found at Sungai Keluang, near the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, says the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP).
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MACC remands duo six days over false claims
IPOH: Two individuals were remanded six days from today to help in investigation on a false claim case on the rehabilitation of a river by the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) in Perak Centre ...
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Residents’ refusal to relocate bogs down flood mitigation
Pritchard KOTA KINABALU: The adamant refusal of residents in Kibabaig to relocate is among the reasons affecting the progress of the Penampang district flood mitigation program.
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Sabah seeks quick cash for flood mitigation plans
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah hopes the Federal Government will give priority in expediting funding for approved and ongoing flood mitigation schemes.
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RM80m needed to resolve Teluk Intan’s flood woes
TELUK INTAN: A total RM80 million is needed to initiate the second phase of the 5.5km flood mitigation project here to overcome the district’s long standing flood problem.
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Delay in demolition plan
By Shalini Ravindran Redevelopment of the Highland Towers site will have to wait as legal issues have delayed the planned demolition this month.
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Bukit Kukus paired road to open partially by mid-2020
GEORGE TOWN (May 30): The Penang government aims to complete the Penang Island City Council’s (MBPP) portion of the RM545.6 million Jalan Bukit Kukus paired road project by the middle of next year.
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Exco member: Dead fish, discolouration in Melaka River not from pollution
MELAKA: The cause of discolouration and dead fish in Sungai Melaka is not due to pollution, says State Housing, Local Government and Environment committee chairman Datuk Tey Kok Kiew.
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Penang ready to face wet spell
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government is well-equipped to face any situation arising from the ongoing wet spell.
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DBKL: New bicycle lane from Taman Melati to Kampung Baru to be fully ready next year
KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) expects the new bicycle lane from Taman Melati in Setapak to Kampung Baru to be fully completed next year.
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Respect legislators, Penang speaker tells govt dept directors
GEORGE TOWN: Penang assembly speaker Law Choo Kiang today told state and federal department directors not to look down on the state’s legislators who came to them for help, following claims that a d...
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New Bill to strengthen water resources management in States
PUTRAJAYA (April 30): The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all States to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related ...
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Villagers on shaky ground
EXCLUSIVE: Some 2,000 villagers in Kampung Mengkuang Titi and Kampung Mengkuang here are at the mercy of mother nature following deforestation and illegal logging on a hill near the Mengkuang Dam.
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New Bill to strengthen water resources management in States
PUTRAJAYA (April 29): The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all States to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related ...
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Xavier: New bill to strengthen water resources management in states
The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all states to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related enforcement actions th...
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Paddy farmers in Perak urged to monitor seed-borne bacteria
BAGAN SERAI: The Perak Agriculture Department has urged paddy farmers in the state to take action and monitor bacterial panicle blight, a seed-borne disease.
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Contractor to be appointed for flood mitigation project in Penang
The Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) will be appointing a contractor soon to carry out a RM10 million flood mitigation project at Teluk Kumbar near George Town.
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Battery factory will be ordered to shift if responsible for pollution
SHAH ALAM: A battery factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat near here, will be ordered to shift its operations to a more suitable location if it is found to be discharging hazardous waste that has polluted...
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Battery factory in Jenjarom ceases operations pending investigations
PETALING JAYA: A battery manufacturing plant in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, has been ordered to cease operations pending investigations into allegations of acid and lead pollution.
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Sarawak mulls new ways to fight open burning
MIRI, April 21 — The Sarawak government will map out a new long solution  to control the problem of open burning in the state, especially in Miri City as the present hot and dry season is expected ...
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Dr Lee: Water from Ayer Ganda for external use, not advisable for consumption
IPOH: Villagers can only use water from Ayer Ganda for external use, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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Fire Dept put out blaze in 70ha area in Miri
MIRI: The plantation, bush and peat fire, which caused Kuala Baram to be hazy, has been brought under control, with the blaze covering 70ha extinguished late this evening.
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70 police reports filed in Sungai Kim Kim pollution case
PASIR GUDANG: A total of 70 police reports have been filed by the affected families of the Sungai Kim Kim hazardous gas pollution.
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Low levels of arsenic found in Perak river
Perak government has confirmed the findings of low levels of arsenic in water samples taken from Sungai Rui.
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Former MIC veep Balakrishnan among four killed in highway crash
Four men, including former MIC vice-president S Balakrishnan, were killed in an accident at Km33 of the North-South Expressway near Kulai, Johor.
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Hot weather till May, water shortage expected in six states
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is expected to experience the extreme hot weather and dry season until May, said Water, Land and Natural Resource Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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Xavier: Hot weather till May, water shortage expected in six states
KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Malaysia is expected to experience the extreme hot weather and dry season until May, said Water, Land and Natural Resource Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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Hot weather till May, water shortage expected in six states
Malaysia is expected to experience the extreme hot weather and dry season until May, said Water, Land and Natural Resource Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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To reduce urban heat, Perak govt to plant 2,590 trees in Ipoh by year-end
IPOH, March 22 — The Perak state government and Ipoh City Council is embarking on a tree-planting exercise in the city to further reduce urban heat.
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Operation against Terengganu peat swamp fire enters 12th day
KUALA NERUS, March 22 — Firefighters will resume today the operation to put out a peat swamp fire in Lembah Bidong, Setiu, that has gone on for 11 days and has reached the final stage.
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MPK set to make Klang Royal Heritage, Digital City by 2035
KLANG (March 19): Klang will become the nation’s first Royal Heritage and Digital City in Malaysia by 2035.
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Work on second phase of Malacca River project set to begin in August
MALACCA: The state government is expected to resume work on the second phase of the RM285 million Malacca River project in August, said Malacca Tourism, Heritage and Culture executive councillor Datuk...
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Mitigation efforts in pollution-hit Pasir Gudang resemble work in emergency situation: Hanipa
KUALA LUMPUR: The management and mitigation efforts by various federal government agencies in pollution-hit Pasir Gudang resemble work in an emergency situation, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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Mitigation efforts in pollution-hit Pasir Gudang resemble work in emergency situation: Hanipa
KUALA LUMPUR: The management and mitigation efforts by various federal government agencies in pollution-hit Pasir Gudang resemble work in an emergency situation, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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Chemical pollution: 13 schools around Pasir Gudang closed indefinitely
JOHOR BAHRU (March 12): As many as 13 schools around Pasir Gudang affected by toxic fumes, from chemical waste dumped into Sungai Kim im last Thursday, will be closed indefinitely from tomorrow.
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13 schools around Pasir Gudang closed indefinitely (Updated)
JOHOR BARU: As many as 13 schools around Pasir Gudang affected by toxic fumes, from chemical waste dumped into Sungai Kim Kim last Thursday, will be closed indefinitely from tomorrow.
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21 students still in hospital after methane exposure: Teo
JOHOR BARU: Twenty-one students are still in hospital after inadvertently inhaling methane fumes from chemicals dumped into a river, near their school in Pasir Gudang yesterday, said Deputy Education ...
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Deputy minister: 21 students still in hospital over fumes inhalation
JOHOR BARU, March 8 ― Twenty-one students are still in hospital after having inadvertently inhaled methane fumes from a chemical dumped into a river near their school in Pasir Gudang yesterday, said...
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Move to irrigate dried-up padi fields in Kota Belud
KOTA KINABALU: Efforts are being made to irrigate padi fields that have dried up or drying up in Kota Belud, the state’s main rice-producing district, following the current month-long drought.
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MPAJ to monitor developer's drain repair works in Ukay Heights
KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) will instruct its engineering division to monitor the repair works being carried out by a developer on a monsoon drain at the slo...
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We’ll buy water from friends in Terengganu, says Kelantan MB
The Kelantan government will buy water from Terengganu if there is a shortage of supply in the state due to the current dry spell.
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Kelantan MB says state to buy water from Terengganu
PASIR MAS, March 2 — The Kelantan government will buy water from Terengganu if there is shortage of supply in the state because of the current hot weather, said Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yak...
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How did clearing of trees on Bukit Kledang go unnoticed?
Every now and then, we would hear troubling news like trees from forest reserves being illegally extracted, state lands cleared without permission for cultivation, and intrusions into catchment areas ...
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Selangor to target potholes, poorly-maintained roads and water outlets, says report
PETALING JAYA (Jan 21): The Selangor government is zeroing in on the problem of potholes and poorly-maintained roads and water outlets.
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States may be asked to maintain federal, rural roads with own funds
GEORGE TOWN: The federal government may ask state governments to cover the cost of construction and maintenance of federal and rural roads using their own funds this year, given the tight national bud...
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Penang to develop 18,000ha green network by 2030
GEORGE TOWN, Jan 3 ― The Penang Green Connectors Project, which will see the development of various parks and amenities on a massive 18,000ha of the island, is beginning to take shape as part of the...
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