A-G: Although worst-hit, Kelantan, Terengganu not given priority in flood mitigation projects

Source: The Malay Mail Online

File picture shows an aerial view of houses and plantations being submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Baru, Kelantan on December 28, 2014. — AFP pic

File picture shows an aerial view of houses and plantations being submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Baru, Kelantan on December 28, 2014. — AFP pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — East coast states such as Kelantan and Terengganu were not given priority in the RM3.35 billion Flood Mitigation Projects (FMP) by the Department Of Irrigation and Drainage, said the latest Auditor-General’s (A-G) Report 2014.

The Third Series of the report released today also said that there were components of the FMP worth more than RM6 million that were not utilised optimally, while some were just not well-maintained.

“Some states particularly in the east coast such as Kelantan and Terengganu were among the states with the largest flood area and highest average losses caused by flood.

“However, they were not given priority in the implementation of FMP,” said the report. Read more

Audit report finds more than RM6 million in flood equipment not used

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Auditor-General's Report 2014 - pic taken from The Star Online

Auditor-General’s Report 2014 – pic taken from The Star Online

More than RM6 million worth of equipment in flood mitigation projects (FMP) in Kelantan and Sarawak was not used due to technical and installation problems, the Auditor-General’s Report has revealed.

These were among the weaknesses found in FMPs under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP), the report added, despite saying the projects had generally benefitted flood-prone communities.

The FMPs carried out under 10MP (2010-2015) cost a total of RM3.35 billion in public funds. Read more