Village drains to be upgraded

Razi (third left) during the symbolic handing over of the construction job for the upgrading project at Kampung Serembang.

SPAOH, Betong: A RM2 million allocation under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) will be spent to upgrade the drains at Kampung Bungin here and solve the issue of flash floods there.

Saribas assemblyman, Mohammad Razi Sitam said many villages in his constituency had problems with flash floods.

He said this after the symbolic handing over of construction job for the project at Kampung Bungin on Sunday (Sept 12).

Razi added the project would start by the end of this year.

“The coastal bund at Kampung Bungin was damaged due to the previous high tide, which caused water to go into the residents’ homes.

“Therefore, a RM250,000 allocation will be used to build a sluice gate (double flap valves) to control the inflow of water during the high tide.

“Besides that, an additional RM200,000 from the disaster maintenance committee will be used to build a new sluice gate downstream of Kampung Bungin, which controls the flow of water from the land side during the rainy season,” he said.

Razi (third left) during the symbolic handing over of the construction job for the upgrading project at Kampung Bungin.

Previously, Razi added the government had built new culverts at two road locations at Kampung Bungin to improve the flow system.

“I hope all the actions taken can reduce the problems faced during the high tide and rainy season every year.

“Contractors entrusted to carry out such projects need to speed up and execute the work well,” he stressed.

Razi also stopped by at Kampung Serembang to hand over the construction job for a similar project worth RM250,000.

For the first phase, Razi also said works to upgrade the coastal bunds and ditches had also started in Kampung Mangut, Supa, Tanjung Assam, Belingan and Sebemban.