Drains upgrade to mitigate flash flood

Dr Abdul Rahman (left) inspects the completed RTP project at Kampung Pasir Pandak.

KUCHING: The drainage system at Kampung Pasir Pandak has been upgraded to mitigate the effects of stagnant water and flash floods.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the RM150,000 project was completed within six months.

Built using funds under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) of Pantai Damai assemblyman’s office, the 70-meter concrete ditch replaces the old soil ditch.

“It was originally a soil ditch and now it is replaced with a concrete ditch,” he said after inspecting the project on Thursday.

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also the Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply), said most of the drainage systems in Pantai Damai constituency needed upgrading and improvement.

“We will continue to upgrade the drainage system in the area, especially in areas where water is often stagnant and affects the residents,” he said.

He said a total of 32 RTP projects involving facilities such as village roads, houses of worship, halls and futsal courts would be implemented in Pantai Damai.

“Since 2015, a total of 275 RTP projects have been completed in the area,” he said.