Projects under 12 Malaysia Plan to be reassessed

Bau district office personnel offering assistance to residents needing transportation to travel to the hospital for treatment. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

BAU: The Bau district office through its district action committee will have a meeting to reassess and prioritise the most important projects to be included in the 12th Malaysia Plan.

Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep said during the flood disaster, six roads have been cut off from connection due to floodwaters and eight areas experienced landslides.

“Therefore, we will have to look at our blueprint and our planning for future Bau, greater Bau. To identify what are our priority projects.

“The district office through its district action committee will have a meeting to list down the most important projects to be implemented in the 12th MP.

“If not, when the flood comes, we will face the same situation and it will affect our plans to a greater Bau,” he said when met by reporters today at Jalan Kuching-Bau traffic light junction.

The affected roads that were disconnected are Jalan Apar-Segong, Jalan Batu Kawah-Bau in Tondong and Grogo, Jalan Kuching-Bau traffic light junction, Taiton and Jonjang facing towards Serikin and Stass.

These areas could not be passed at all as the water levels were very high.

On the landslides, Henry extended his gratitude to the Public Work Department (JKR) and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) who acted quickly to prevent the electricity poles from being affected and covering up the landslide affected areas.

“Those who had to send their family members to the hospital, they had to seek the Fire Department’s help for transportation.

“Among the present challenges is to repair village roads so that residents can travel to get their supplies,” he said.

In Bau, about 6,000 residents have been affected in this disaster as they were not able to travel to work and send their family members to the hospital.