Port Klang and some parts of Klang Valley were affected by flooding after heavy rainfall on the 17th and 18th December 2021. The flash floods also affected the residential areas in Pulau Indah, where the port is located. Westports is repairing access roads, clearing fallen trees, providing accommodation and food to affected evacuees in Westports’ Dewan Budaya Tan Sri G Culture Hall, and rendering other assistance.
Westports opened up the Dewan Budaya Tan Sri G Culture Hall space to Westports staff for temporary evacuation center. It started with only 4 staff members but the number has increased to over 200 people when Westports had also received villagers from Pulau Indah following the floods that hit their houses. Westports conducted Covid19 screening tests on each person entering the hall area and provided a separate space on the first floor of the hall for infected individuals that needed to quarantine. Food, drinks and other necessities were provided to all.
At the same time, Westports collaborated with Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) in assisting the affected villagers at the temporary evacuation center at Sekolah Rendah Agama Pulau Indah and other temporary evacuation centers such as SMK Pulau Indah hall and Kampung Perigi Nenas Hall. Necessary equipment such as mattresses, blankets, pillows, bath towels, pampers, kettles, hot food, dry food were distributed to all three places. Westports has also assisted in levelling damaged roads leading to the port area and cleared fallen trees due to the strong winds.
Westports is grateful to the government agencies and NGOs who were present to assist the affected residents at the Dewan Budaya Tan Sri G Culture Hall.