Adequate fuel and food supplies for flood-hit areas in Miri, Marudi

Joe Azmi (left) and Ling (centre) addressing a press conference.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Dec 13: Fuel and food supplies in flood affected areas in this division including Marudi are still adequate.

Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Miri enforcement chief Joe Azmi Jamil informed that seven mini stock suppliers, with five in Miri and two in Marudi, have been put on standby for possibility of worsening flood situation.

“Also, there are no sudden increase in food and fuel prices (as monsoon floods strike recently),” he told a press conference held at KPDNHEP Miri office after witnessing the presentation of food bank to Lions Club of Miri Host today.

“Our enforcement officers are on the ground for routine check and monitoring the situation closely to ensure that no one is taking advantage of the flood (situation),” he assured.

Joe Azmi added that he has also instructed the only gas station in Marudi to be prepared to move its fuel tank to a higher ground if flood situation worsens.

Following heavy rains for the past few days, some areas in Marudi have been inundated by flooding, including the gas station.

“I was told that some of the fuel tanks were affected by floodwater, so for safety measure, we have instructed that they move the fuel tanks to a higher ground,” he explained.

Senator Alan Ling was also present.— DayakDaily