With so much development and construction going on in and around the city, and a seemingly lack of city planning, flooding around M’Lop Tapang’s Education Center is becoming more frequent and more severe during times of heavy rain.

Fueled by massive Chinese investments in hotels and casinos the city is changing quickly. The construction boom has caused land prices to skyrocket. More and more, once open spaces and small rice fields around the area are being filled in to make way for more building projects. This reduction in natural drainage pathways dramatically adding to the flooding problems in the rainy season.

The flooding around M’Lop Tapang’s Education Center has never been as bad in the past as it is now. We have prepared as much as possible with installing flood walls and sand bags, but sadly even these efforts are not enough to prevent damage occurring when the rain in relentless.