MBKS mayor: Kuching Water Board to address hazardous sealed area, barricades on Jalan Tun Jugah

Wee (right) and Kho during the site visit to the sealed area with metal barricades located along Jalan Tun Jugah on April 16, 2024.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 16: The Kuching Water Board (KWB) will continue to work on the sealed area with metal barricades located along Jalan Tun Jugah (in front of Gala City Commercial Centre) by tomorrow (April 17) or Thursday (April 18), according to Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.

Wee said that he had conducted a site visit to the area today and noticed that the metal barricades presents a significant hazard to road users due to its location at a turning point.


“When vehicles need to make a turn, they must enter the inside lane to avoid colliding with the sealed area containing metal barricades, which is blocking the road. This leads to inconvenience for all road users,” he stated in a live video posted on his official Facebook page.

The mayor also highlighted that there has been a significant amount of comments received online about the sealed area ever since the project was initiated by KWB.

As a result, his party has been in contact with KWB and will continue to closely monitor the progress.

“KWB has informed us that they will proceed with the construction of the sealed area either tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. We will continue to monitor the progress closely.

“While it is not our primary responsibility or within our jurisdiction, we understand the inconvenience it has caused to citizens and will keep a close eye on the situation.

“Many individuals have claimed to have sent complaints to MBKS without receiving any response. However, it is important to clarify that we have indeed addressed these concerns by following up with KWB,” Wee said.

He went on to say that the sealed area clearly states that the project is under KWB and that there is a hotline that the public can contact.

“So we’d like to inform citizens that KWB has informed us that they will continue to work on the sealed area by tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.

“I will continue to follow up to ensure that it is completed as soon as possible so that it does not block traffic or endanger road users,” he added.

Also present at the site was MBKS councillor Judy Kho Poh Gek. — DayakDaily