Agong visits national flood forecasting and warning centre

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Kuala Lumpur, Oct 6 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmamd Shah today attended a briefing on disaster and flood preparedness at the national flood forecasting and warning centre (PRABN) in Ampang.

The closed-door briefing was held at the king’s request to determine the preparedness of the relevant agencies to face the northeast monsoon season, which is expected to occur from mid-November to March 2023.

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Sultan Abdullah arrived at the centre at 10.25am where he was welcomed by Environment and Water Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali.

Also in attendance were Environment and Water Ministry secretary-general Zaini Ujang, Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) director-general Md Nasir Md Noh and Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) director-general Muhammad Helmi Abdullah.

The briefing began with weather condition and flood preparations from DID and MetMalaysia followed by the latest Covid-19 situation and the health ministry’s preparedness to deal with floods by Khairy.

After the briefing, Sultan Abdullah is scheduled to visit the PRABN control centre.

NMT as reported by Bernama

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