The study area
consists of Chain Ferry which is situated in Seberang Perai Utara district,
Penang. The study area is bounded by Sungai Perai on the south and east and
Butterworth Air Force Base to the north which covers a total area of 244.6
The flood prone
areas in Chain Ferry concentrated in the west of Federal Route 1 and its
surrounding areas. Due to rapid development and lack of improvement for the
existing drainage infrastructure, parts of the study area is affected by
high tide and flash flood. The flood duration is short and it usually occurs
in the months of May and November. The flooding problems in Chain Ferry are
caused by the inadequacy of existing drainage system and
effect. Moreover, the level of construction platform is lower than the
desirable platform levels.
The principal objectives of
the study include the following:
To study flooding and drainage
problems in the study area.
To propose feasible flood
mitigation and drainage enhancement works for immediate implementation in
the study area.
To propose conceptual and
preliminary designs of the proposed works including their layout and typical
designs of components and to determine the land acquisition requirements.
To collect data and
information required for the detailed design of the works.