Project Title: Feasibility Study and Detail Design of Flood Mitigation and Drainage Improvement in Chain Ferry, Seberang Perai, Penang

Funder: Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP)

Duration: July - December 1999




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 ha.


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  tidal 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.