The British government is sending a team to help in Kelantan’s post-flood recovery. – TMI pic

The British government will send its team to help Malaysia implement the recommendations on a post-flood recovery programme.

Counsellor for foreign policy and security at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Nikesh Mehta said the British government has sent experts to Kelantan to share knowledge on how they addressed floods in 2013 and 2014.

“I am very pleased that we are able to bring our experts to Kelantan to share their knowledge. In future, the British High Commission may actually lead the team here and help to implement the recommendations.

“Of course, it is for the Malaysian government to decide what the implementation will look like, but we stand ready to support,” he said after attending the roundtable discussion on flood mitigation in Kota Baru today.

“The British community sent out an appeal for funds under the #UKMYunite and we raised quite a lot of money for post-flood recovery programmes. We also received a donation from the (British) Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nikesh said the post-flood recovery programme involve two stages.

“Under the first stage, we will assess the situation on the ground and see what our experts think. They will also share their experience and advice on what will happen next.

“The second stage is where Ops Harapan, the post-flood recovery unit, the relevant state and federal agencies work to implement the recommendations.”

The UK disaster experts here for the two-day roundtable discussion include two from civil engineering companies CH2M Hill and HR Wallingford. – Bernama

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