Rep proposes deepening of Rajang, Igan rivers to prevent flooding

Tiong and Abang Johari give each other a fist bump as a sign of greeting.

SIBU: Dudong assemblyman Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has proposed for the Sungai Rajang and Sungai Igan to be deepened to prevent floodings.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (Jan 23), he said that he raised the proposal with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg during his official visit to Sibu on Saturday.

“In a meeting with the YAB Chief Minister this afternoon, I raised the proposal to deepen the Sungai Rajang and Sungai Igan to prevent frequent floods, especially when there are continuous rains,” he said.

He stressed that it was time for serious attention to be given to stop the nightmares of the local people who have been plagued by floods for decades. 

“Therefore, I will integrate the overall situation and gather the detailed information and then report it to the Chief Minister,” he said.

Abang Johari was in Sibu on Saturday to attend a briefing on Bukit Assek Redevelopment Plan.

The briefing was delivered by Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA) general manager Monaliza Zaidel.

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