DAP man demands immediate action to address deplorable drains in Tabuan Jaya

Kong (right) assessing the deteriorating drainage at Lorong Kedandi 2, Tabuan Jaya with a resident recently.

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KUCHING, Sept 22: Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak has urged the relevant authorities to immediately repair and rectify the drainage issues plaguing Tabuan Jaya and other affected areas.

Michael Kong, who is also special assistant to DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen, said this following complaints regarding the deplorable state of drains at Lorong Kedandi 2, Tabuan Jaya.

“The condition of these drains has reached a critical point, demanding immediate attention and repair. Neglecting this issue could result in severe consequences, including soil erosion and potential damage to nearby houses,” he said in a statement today.

During a visit to the complainant, Kong learned that the resident had filed numerous complaints through TaliKhidmat to seek assistance from the relevant authorities.

Emphasising that the alarming condition of these drains is not an isolated incident, Kong pointed out that there has been a growing number of complaints concerning the worsening state of drains in various long-established neighbourhoods within the city, which maintenance falls under the jurisdiction of authorities, including the local councils.

He emphasised the importance of the local council taking proactive measures to identify and address these drainage issues.

“One effective approach could be to solicit feedback from contractors during their routine maintenance and grass-cutting activities in these areas.

“By implementing such initiatives, the local council can establish a comprehensive database of drainage concerns, facilitating a well-planned response to address these issues promptly,” he suggested.

Kong stressed that the safety and well-being of residents are of paramount importance, and it is the responsibility of local councils to ensure that basic infrastructure like drains is properly maintained to safeguard the communities. — DayakDaily