A total of RM6.1 billion was lost due to floods

by FAYYADH JAFFAR/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

MALAYSIA reported a loss of RM6.1 billion due to floods in Malaysia in the year 2021,  says the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

According to the report, the total loss of living quarters in the affected states was recorded at RM1.6 billion, vehicles RM1.0 billion, manufacturing RM0.9 billion, business premises RM0.5 billion, agriculture RM90.6 million, and public assets and infrastructure RM2.0 billion.

The survey was conducted in affected states of Johor, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Selangor, Terengganu, Sabah, Sarawak, and W.P. Kuala Lumpur through face-to-face interviews, telephone calls, and observations.

The Chief Statistician of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, said, “This study aims to evaluate the total loss and damage due to floods that hit Malaysia at the end of 2021 and early 2022.

“These losses include the value of the damage to living quarters, vehicles, businesses, and industrial premises. For the total damage of the agricultural industry and public assets and infrastructure, data from relevant government agencies was used.”

In terms of living quarters, Selangor recorded the highest losses of RM1.0 billion, followed by Pahang at RM425.6 million and Melaka at RM69.7 million.

For Selangor, the districts that recorded the highest living quarter losses were Petaling, which amounted to RM258.0 million, followed by Hulu Langat, RM253.6 million, and Klang, RM252.8 million.

In Pahang, Kuantan district recorded the highest losses of living quarters with RM197.4 million, followed by Temerloh RM95.1 million, and Bentong RM60.0 million. Melaka Tengah recorded the highest living quarters losses for Melaka, RM60.8 million, followed by the districts of Alor Gajah, RM6.9 million, and Jasin, RM2.0 million.

For vehicles, Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin said, the three states that recorded the highest losses were Selangor (RM855.0 million), Pahang (RM78.2 million), and Negeri Sembilan (RM18.3 million). The districts that recorded the highest losses for vehicle damage in Selangor were Petaling with RM328.3 million, followed by Klang with RM276.9 million, and Hulu Langat with RM155.5 million.

Temerloh in Pahang recorded the highest vehicle damage losses, amounting to RM44.8 million, followed by Kuantan at RM23.8 million and Bentong at RM4.2 million. Jelebu recorded the highest losses for Negeri Sembilan with RM5.2 million, followed by Port Dickson with RM4.6 million, and Seremban with RM3.7 million.

In terms of the manufacturing sector, Selangor recorded the highest losses in Malaysia with RM884.5 million, followed by Pahang with RM5.6 million, and Negeri Sembilan with RM1.2 million.

For Selangor, the districts that recorded the highest manufacturing losses were Klang (RM578.4 million), followed by Petaling (RM301.5 million) and Hulu Langat (RM4.6 million).

In Pahang, Bentong had the highest manufacturing losses of RM5.5 million, and Seremban recorded the highest manufacturing losses for Negeri Sembilan at RM1.2 million.

“Selangor was the highest state recorded for business premises losses, amounting to RM396.4 million. The highest losses for business premises in the Selangor district were in Petaling RM193.6 million, followed by Klang RM82.4 million, and Sepang RM55.1 million.”

“Pahang is the second highest for business premises losses with RM83.8 million, followed by Johor with RM13.8 million. For Pahang, Kuantan was the highest and amounted to RM32.3 million, followed by Temerloh RM18.7 million, and Bentong RM14.4 million.”