Floods: Melaka to review proposed development along rivers, says CM

MELAKA: Property developments at areas close to rivers and wetlands will be reviewed, says Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali (pic).

He said the move is to prevent buyers of housing projects from being impacted by floods in the future.

“We will review any applications for housing projects close to rivers and wetlands to avoid causing risk as well as hardship to buyers,” he said on Thursday (Jan 6).

Sulaiman said the state also decided to have a flood management committee at all 28 constituencies to plan and execute quick mitigation programmes.

He said the state government has also decided to exempt homeowners affected by the recent flooding from certain taxes.

“The owners should provide us with proof that they were impacted to get the exemptions,” he said.

Sulaiman said the state government will also render assistance to livestock breeders in the state who were affected by the flood.

“The losses incurred by these breeders totalled RM2.8mil,” he added.