Drainage project resolves flash floods

Dr Abdul Rahman (right) inspects the drainage project in Kampung Santubong.

KUCHING: Flash floods and erosion which had occurred along the breakwater in Kampung Santubong have been resolved following the completion of a drainage project in the vicinity.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the 319-metre project costing RM504,000 was built using funds under Projek Rakyat.

It includes the construction of concrete drains, drain covers and other structures.

“This project is important to address the problem of stagnant water near the embankment. Before the project was built, water would stagnate during heavy rain and high tide,” he said during a visit to the project site.

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply), thanked Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for approving the allocation for the project.

The Pantai Damai assemblyman said a vacant land around the drainage project has been proposed for the development of recreational facilities.

“We received suggestions from the youth of Kampung Santubong to develop volleyball and beach soccer courts in this area.”

He noted that Kampung Santubong has many sports facilities such as futsal courts, football fields and petanque courts.

“With the availability of additional courts, it will attract more young people to be involved in sports,” he added.