Lutong beach retaining wall to be extended

Lee (third right) inspecting the stone gabion retaining wall.

MIRI: Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin inspected a project to construct stone gabion retaining wall along the Lutong beach here.

The project is aimed at protecting the shores as well as the road near the beach.

After Tuesday’s (Jan 19) inspection, he called on Miri Public Works Department (JKR) engineer Chong Chi Fam to rectify the existing wall, extend it to 140m and covered with geotextiles.

“This would bring the total length of the gabion wall constructed by both the Sarawak Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and JKR to 240m.”

Accompanying Lee were Miri DID engineer Hiew Si Tien and his team.

Miri DID commenced the project to construct a 100m stone gabion retaining wall along the beach on Jan 13.

The project was a continuation from the previous wall erected by Miri JKR on Jan 4.

The wall will be covered with geotextiles to prevent it from sinking.

Geotextiles are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect or drain.