Be ready to mobilise heavy machinery to locations at risk of landslides, Miri Resident tells JKR

Abdul Aziz (seated second right) in discussion with several officers. Photo credit: Ukas

MIRI, Feb 7: Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak has been urged to always be ready to mobilise machinery like excavators for quick deployment to locations at risk of landslides.

In a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Miri Division Resident and Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (Miri DDMC) chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf said advanced preparations are crucial to ensure that residents in the affected locations would not be cut off from road access.

“I also want to call for cooperation from logging and plantation companies that are in locations involved in landslides to help overcome such incidents,” he said after chairing the Miri DDMC meeting at Sarawak Islamic Complex here yesterday (Feb 6).


The meeting was held to get the latest information on several incidents that have occurred in Miri, including a landslide in the interior of Baram and flooding following the North East monsoon phenomenon, as well as Covid-19 vaccine booster shots and the pandemic’s status in Miri Division.

Abdul Aziz hoped that all agencies and departments involved in disaster management will always be ready and expedite mobilisation of their respective teams to areas affected by floods or landslides to ensure the safety of local residents and provide appropriate early assistance.

Meanwhile, Miri DDMC reported that as of Feb 4, 2023, a total of 971,090 booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Miri Division.

Miri Division Deputy Resident Juan Abit, Subis District Officer Norlila Ulis, Miri Division health officer Dr P Raviwharmman Packierisamy, Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong Siew Yu, Miri Division Civil Defense officer Captain (PA) Frankie John Jawan and representatives of Sarawak and federal government agencies and departments were among those present. — DayakDaily