Upgrading of village drain resumes

The drain, which is under construction, at Kampung Pinggan Jaya.

KUCHING: The drainage upgrade project at Kampung Pinggan Jaya, Demak Laut here has resumed after being disrupted by the conditional movement control order (CMCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said the cost of the upgrading of the 300-meter drain is RM350,000 and the project commenced on Oct 21.

“The continuation of the upgrading work is a relief for villagers in the area.

“It is necessary, given the current weather situation, which often rains due to the northeast monsoon winds that occur in western Sarawak, including Kuching

“The upgraded drainage system will solve flash floods problems and water flow will be smoother and more manageable,” he said after inspecting the implementation of the project on Saturday (Nov 21).

Dr Hazland said the project is initially expected to be completed by March 19, 2021.

“Due to the delay, the implementing agency had to reschedule the project to enable the contractors to complete it according to the new date,” he said.