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IPOH: RESIDENTS of Kg Bengali in Sungai Siput, are hoping that they can be freed from the flood problems that they were forced to put up with for the last four years due to the Electrified Double Track Project (EDTP) from Ipoh -- Padang Besar.

The village is located less than 500m from the passing tracks and since the project started, the drainage outlets were changed to make way for the tracks.

"The drain outlets have been narrowed and when it rains the water is unable to flow well which causes the floods," said K. Kalyana who has been living in the village for 50 years.

"A 30 minutes heavy down pour is enough to cause floods up to knee level."

Kalyana, 50, who is also Kg Bengali residence association committee member said that the village had never experienced flood before the project started.

Also present was Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) representative S. Nagenteran who is also a coordinator for Kg Bengali.

He said the committee, with the help of PSM have brought forward their grievances to the attention of MMC Gamuda Joint Venture Sdn Bhd (Gamuda) Kalyana said, Gamuda built a barrier to improve the situation of the area.

However, he said the measure only lasted for two years.

"In the last two months, the situation is back to square one, we are faced with the floods again," he said.

In a meeting with Gamuda recently, Kalyana said the company had promised to build a bigger monsoon drain outlet to enable the rain water to flow out effectively.

Kalyana said the residents are thankful that Gamud had decided to solve their predicament.

"We are just disappointed with a recent report in a Tamil daily on Dec 5 which stated that former MP for Sg Siput, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, had solved the flood problems faced by the residents of Kg Bengali when all this while PSM was with us in our struggle," said Kalyana.

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