Erosions to be thing of the past

Dr Juanda (sixth right) witnessing the handover of the project site by MDMD to the contractor.

MATU: Erosions will be a thing of the past at the Kuala Matu beach with the completion of the RM7.07 million beach coastal erosion mitigation project by August next year.

The handover ceremony for the project site was held on Thursday and witnessed by Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya, together with representatives of contractors from WHE Contract and Matu Daro District Council (MDMD).

Dr Juanda explained that erosions at the Kuala Matu beach have added to the rising sea level.

“In the meantime, this beach is also a major centre for residents to carry out economic and leisure activities.

“We are grateful because in early 2020, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has approved the construction of the embankment project.

“MDMD will hand over the project to the selected contractor to complete it within 12 months,” he said when met by reporters at the project site yesterday (August 14).

Dr Juanda (left) being briefed on the project.

In the same development, Dr Juanda also hoped that the people of Kuala Matu would be patient during the construction period.

“After the completion of phase one of this project, we hope the facilities available on this beach would be further improved,” he said.

Based on the contract, the project is expected to be completed by August 11 next year and the construction of the 600m-long embankment will be able to protect the beach from further erosion.