3 days to clear storm-hit trees
Published on: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
By: Bernama

GEORGE TOWN:  The authorities expect to clear in three days all the trees uprooted by the heavy storm last Friday, Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said Tuesday.

Up to 96.4 per cent of the fallen trees on Penang island and the mainland have been cleared from the roads, he told a press conference.

 “According to the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), 391 of the 412 fallen trees in 343 locations on the mainland have been cleared. On the island, 244 of the 247 uprooted trees have been cleared at 236 locations,” he said, attributing the information to the Penang Island City Council (MBPP).

Meanwhile, Penang Welfare, Caring Society, and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said he was informed by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) that it has resolved 97 per cent of the complaints of power disruption due to the storm last Friday. – Bernama



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