DPM: Federal govt approves RM316.3 mln allocation to control coastal erosion, seawater overflow in Sarawak

Fadillah speaking in Parliament on July 9, 2024. Photo by TVS.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, July 9: The federal government has approved an allocation of RM316.3 million to implement coastal erosion and seawater overflow control projects in Sarawak.

Deputy Prime Minister Dato Sri Fadillah Yusof said the project involves six parts in Sarawak namely Kuching, Betong, Miri, Mukah, Limbang, and Samarahan.


“This project involves 17 locations and is still in the procurement process. We are still waiting for it to be finalised by the Ministry of Finance,” he said during the question and answer (Q&A) session in Parliament today.

As reported by TVS today, he was answering an additional question by Miri MP Chiew Choon Man who inquired about the allocation for Sarawak to deal with the erosion problem at Lutong Beach.

Fadillah, who is also Minister of Energy Transition and Water Transformation, said RM950 million was channeled for river conservation works in the nation.

“A total of RM140 million has been allocated to each state under the 12th Malaysia Plan to conserve rivers and to reduce the risk of flooding.

“In addition, the Department of Irrigation and Drainage also allocated as much as RM540 million under the 12MP for contingency emergency works aimed at conserving structures damaged by flood throughout the country,” he added. — DayakDaily