Local Government Profile
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
 
 
Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad bin Ismail, Lord Mayor of Kuala Lumpur
MAYOR
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Website of the city : www.dbkl.gov.my/
Size : 243 sq km sq km
Population : 2005 - 1.6 million
Leader Title : Mayor(Datuk Bandar)
Hazards : Storm Surge, Flood
ROLE MODEL CITY

Public-private Partnership for Flood Management

HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
Flooding has been a regular occurrence in Kuala Lumpur whenever there is a heavy downpour, especially in the city centre and downstream areas. Heavy down fall of rain and storm will also cause minor land slide, (though there is no major ones) occurrences due to earth movement s at slope and causes felling of trees.Kuala Lumpur experienced the last major flooding was on the 10 June 2007, the rest were mostly streets flooding. Heavy down fall of rain and storm will also cause minor land slide, (though there is no major ones) occurrences due to earth movement s at slope and causes felling of trees.
Kuala Lumpur also encounter minor earthquake tremors due to earthquakes in neighbouring countries e.g. Indonesia.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
In general the government has put in place since the 1990s, policy, infrastructure and operational mechanism that transcend from the national, state and district levels to ensure the cohesive participation and involvement of various government agencies and nongovernment sector in addressing disaster management.
We have set up a special committee in monitoring development on potentially occurring disaster at the Federal Territory level. Policy involving communities to participate in disaster awareness programs such as Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) under the National Security Instructions No 20 for disaster mitigation and relief under the National Security Council (Prime Minister Department)
Federal Government have disbursed a budget of RM2 Billion in commissioning SMART TUNNEL to alleviate one third of the flooding in the city and its conurbation Another RM140Million was disbursed in securing and maintaining flood retention ponds and main drains in strategic location to overcome flooding in the city City Hall Kuala Lumpur has allocated a yearly budget of RM40 Million for maintenance and cleansing of rivers and main drain in the city.
An allocation of RM300Million to carry out river cleansing and beautification under the Economic Transformation Programs (NKEA) - Greater Kuala Lumpur initiatives.
Mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction into all policies, development and land use plan. Example The Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020, the Kuala Lumpur City Plan and the National Haze Action Plan.
To protect critical facilities and to reduce damage to lives and properties, the city should strictly enforce land-use zoning and plans, building codes, and safety standards. Sectoral development plans (health, tourism, water resources, environment, industry, etc.) should incorporate DRR elements.
All schools and health facilities are located in safe areas out of disaster prone occurrences. Majority of schools are being used as disaster relief centres (flooding) Awareness programs (disaster relief) for school children are regularly being run in the school, as part of the school curriculum All health personnel are currently and continuously being vaccinated and undergoes regular emergency drills and preparedness.
Implementation of revised building code in compliance to the requirement of the Certification of Completion and Compliance (CCC). Implemented in 2009 Mapping out Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) in accordance with the Geo-science Department findings to protect and properly manage areas that are environmentally sensitive areas.
Prepared in 2009 Adopt the concept of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) in the development plan since 2009. Protect against development via control land use development, development intensity and implementation via land use zoning, plot ratio controls and environment Protection from hazard risks such as erosion and land slide were highlighted in our development plan, i.e. Environmentally Sensitive Areas are mapped out as one of guiding plan. Land-use zoning and plans, building codes, and safety standards are clearly define in our development plans, guidelines and building by laws (e.g. The Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 and Kuala Lumpur City Plan).