Penang Pushes on with Flood Mitigation


While the relationship between the federal and state governments continues as a tug-of-war, Penang is embarking upon a host of measures to keep the state safe and dry.

2017 was a challenging year, and it was no exception for state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow.

Heading the Flood Mitigation portfolio for the state (along with the Local Government and Traffic Management committees), the second half of last year was a hard time to weather.

Ravaged by two unprecedented storms that caused widespread damage to both people and property, Penang has managed to bounce back and dry off, but many still look to the sky in worry every time thunder is heard on the horizon.

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