Drainage project costing RM430,000 to reduce risk of flooding at Kg Tebakang Dayak

John (front, second right) talking with Constantine on his right during the visit to the project site in Kg Tebakang Dayak.

By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, Oct 5: The risk of flooding in Kg Tebakang Dayak, Tebakang is expected to be greatly reduced once the village’s drainage system upgrade is completed.

Bukit Semuja assemblyman John Ilus said the project which is funded by the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government at a cost of RM430,000 is expected to be completed this Dec 21.

Apart from reducing flood occurence, John said the project also contributed towards preserving the village’s cleanliness and clean environment.

“For this project, it will greatly help reduce flooding in the village, while at the same time will contribute towards the cleanliness of the village,” John said during a site visit today.

John added that several villages within the constituency were flood-prone areas, and Kg Tebakang Dayak is among them.

He recalled that the worst flooding occurred in 2009, while he was still serving in Serian District Office.

“Since I first became an elected representative in 2016, I have been trying to look for funds to address this flood problem,” John said, adding that the village was fortunate to have the project funded by the federal government.

He hoped that the contractor will complete the project which was handed over on Sept 21, on time.

“I hope that the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK), Serian District Council (SDC), which is the implementing agency and Resident’s Office monitor and look after the project,” he said.

Earlier, John officiated at the handing over of a library project at Kg Labor on Serian to the contractor.

The RM300,000 project under the Rural Transformation Programmme (RTP) is expected to be completed in March next year.

Present was SDC secretary Constantine Gerald David Jonas, amongst others. — DayakDaily