Kota Sentosa rep urges Stampin MP to fight for funding to upgrade Jln Lapangan Terbang

Yap (second left) witnessing the handing over of the project from Wee (third left) to representatives of the contractor.

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, March 20: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap of Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) urges Stampin MP Chong Chieng Jen of Democratic Action Party (DAP) to fight for funding to upgrade Jalan Lapangan Terbang which is a federal road.

He said to solve the drainage issue at Taman Borneo at its root, Jalan Lapangan Terbang must be upgraded as “the culvert along the federal road is too small”.

“So I hope the Member of Parliament responsible for N12 Kota Sentosa, (who is also) responsible for federal issues within Kota Sentosa, who is also Member of Stampin will  assist to get the necessary funding for the federal road, for the upgrading of the culvert.

“Mid-term review is coming up, so it is a very good time for the MP to raise this particular issue in Parliament, to impress upon the unity government of which DAP is a party too, to get the necessary funding.

“I am sure, if all of us are hardworking—the mayor (Kuching South City Hall or MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng), myself—for Sarawak and council matters, and federal issues which require funding, we have somebody there to push it in Parliament, to push it at federal level, I think we will be able to solve the problem one by one,” said Yap during a visit to inspect the drainage system at Taman Borneo and to witness the handing over of Taman Borneo’s drainage upgrade and repair project to a contractor today.

Also present were Wee, the residents of Taman Borneo and representatives of the contractor company.

Yap also took the opportunity to explain to the residents of the area that he is not God and could not solve all the issues. As a human being, he said he also could not decide when it rains.

However, he stressed that he would do his very best to solve any issue that is within his means.

For Taman Borneo, Yap allocated RM250,000 out of his annual RM5 million Rural Transformation Programme allocation to upgrade and repair the drainage here.

“N12 Kota Sentosa is a such a big area. That is why we need to deploy resources to the areas that require them urgently, so it is on priority basis,” said Yap.

He believed that the drainage system at Taman Borneo is the bottleneck affecting the discharge of rainwaters, and if not tackled, would cause flash floods in the area.  

The Parlimentary consituency of Stampin comprises the three Sarawak constituencies of Batu Kawah, Batu Kitang and Kota Sentosa. — DayakDaily