Drainage Upgrading Set for Jan 2019 Completion

KUCHING: The third phase of drainage upgrading works at Jalan Masjid, Jalan Market, and Java Lane is expected to be completed by January next year.

According to a member of Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Dato Wee Hong Seng, the RM7-million flood mitigation project is a step forward in storm water management.

The project involves the construction of three-metre wide reinforced concrete drains under the road surface along Jalan Masjid, Java Lane and part of Jalan Market.

We hope the project will be able to help relieve the people’s burden with regards to overcoming flash floods during the monsoon season, he said during a briefing at The Waterfront Hotel here yesterday.

The briefing was attended by all stakeholders and business owners in the affect areas.

Wee thanked the state government and DBKU for the implementation of the project as flash floods had been a persistent problem in the area, causing loss of income, destruction of infrastructure and belongings, and environmental destruction.

He also asked the stakeholders for their understanding and cooperation.

The purpose of this briefing is to allow the stakeholders to participate in the discussion. We hope no voice is unheard and left out as feedback is important for us to monitor our progress while minimising any unforeseen circumstances.

Works commenced on Jan 18 by the appointed contractor Sim Kui Hua Construction Sdn Bhd.

Meanwhile, DBKU advised road users to seek alternative routes to the city centre, for businesses in the area to not dump rubbish into the drains as this could cause flash floods.

Source: Sarawak Government