MBKS initiates clean up effort after serious soil spillage near Padungan roundabout

MBKS personnel cleaning up soil spilled on the road near the Padungan roundabout.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Feb 20: Cleanup efforts are underway to address soil spillage along the road near the Padungan roundabout (close to the White Cat statue), caused by a truck mishap.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng immediately deployed a team from the council, including an excavator, to initiate the cleanup upon being notified about the incident by a councillor.

Temporary closures are in effect for several roads leading to Padungan from Jalan Padungan (SJK (C) Chung Hua No. 3) and Jalan Ban Hock (KMC Flat) to facilitate the cleanup operation.

“Motorists travelling to the Padungan area are advised to reduce speed and seek alternative routes.

“With the lunch hour approaching, our aim is to swiftly complete the task, estimated to require at least an hour,” Wee stated during a Facebook livestream today.

A still image of Wee (in white shirt) during a Facebook livestream at the Padungan roundabout to monitor the clean up of the soil spillage.

Subsequently, the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak Padungan Station will perform a thorough flushing of any remaining debris and stains from the road.

Police officers are onsite to manage traffic while workers remove the spilled soil.

It has been confirmed that the driver of the soil-laden truck has been stopped by police and fined.

Wee emphasised the seriousness of the incident in disrupting traffic flow and causing inconvenience and congestion, indicating that the council will be billing the company involved for the clean up.

“PKP (council commercial unit) should look into this case and take action,” he said.

Wee extended his appreciation to the police and Bomba for their collaboration in ensuring the safety of the roads. — DayakDaily