Some schools in Kelantan that can double up as flood relief centres will be upgraded for future situations, reported The Star Online.
Prime Minister Najib Razak, in announcing this, said some schools that have functioned as flood relief centres would be identified by the federal government.
“Among the facilities these schools should have are extra toilets and shower areas, and we will provide allocations for selected schools for upgrading,” he was quoted as saying to the media after visiting the SK Bunohan flood relief centre in Tumpat, Kelantan.
“This way, the schools will not just become a place for education but also double up as shelters for the community in case of floods or other disasters.”
He added that more schools in the state would be considered for upgrading works once the shortlist of potential schools was completed and the project implemented.
Bernama, meanwhile reported that the federal government would study a proposal for a bridge to be built at Jalan Kasban in Kampung Nibong to resolve the issue of stagnant flood waters which occurs during the monsoon season in the area.
Najib said the construction of the bridge would enable a channel to be provided to drain off the flood waters from the Pengkalan Kubur area here more rapidly to Sungai Golok.