Initiative taken to reduce flooding in two areas in Bintulu

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BINTULU: The implementation of two projects in Sungai Sebiew and Kampung Kemunting has been taken to reduce the risk of flash floods.

Datuk Jack Aman Luat, the chairman of Bintulu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), said the Gem Park housing scheme was a low-lying area and prone to flooding after a downpour.

“The situation would get worse when the water level in Sungai Sibiew rises.

“The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) has built a dam to prevent the water from Sungai Sebiew from overflowing into residential areas.

“Similarly in Kampung Kemunting, the improvement project to Sungai Sebab, which is currently under construction, will make the situation better when it is fully completed later.”

He visited the two areas on Tuesday (Jan 18), and stated that Bintulu DDMC was ready for the northeast monsoon.

According to him, all agencies in each district had also been instructed to be on standby.

“Twenty-seven Temporary Evacuation Centres (PPS) and three forward bases are on standby.

“Everything will be coordinated by the Bintulu Divisional Social Welfare Office along with the necessary equipment and supplies.”

Jack Aman (second left) visiting Gem Park and Kampung Kemunting.

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