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KUCHING, Nov 6: Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) is seeking cooperation from Kota Sentosa Industrial Park owners and tenants to ensure waste materials are not dumped along the road verges to enable contractors to effectively carry out maintenance works.
MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang advised owners and tenants to properly dispose of their waste materials as well as to ensure that used and unused materials were kept within their premises.
“Industrial park owners must do their part and give fullest cooperation to the Council in keeping the surrounding environment clean and clear of all used and unused materials on the road verges so to prevent diseases,” he said in a statement today.
On the complaints received pertaining to the surroundings of the industrial park, Lo explained that MPP has been carrying out road repairs and patching potholes in the areas.
“The Council will apply for more funding next year to carry out road resurfacing works.
“We also found out that the stagnant waters and clogging at some parts of the drainage were due to the outlet drain at Jalan Utama Batu Kitang,” he updated.
As the road is under the maintenance of the Public Works Department (JKR), Lo assured that MPP would seek the cooperation of JKR to clear and deepen the affected drains.
On the overgrown bushes which were blocking the view of incoming traffic, he said MPP will raise the matter with JKR to improve grass-cutting services along Jalan Utama, Batu Kitang under its jurisdiction.
“MPP welcomes public complaints so that we will be able to improve our delivery system for the benefits of ratepayers,” he added.
Lo was responding to complaints from former Stampin MP Julian Tan, urging MPP to look into the deplorable conditions faced by business owners at the Kota Sentosa Industrial Park.
Tan, who is also special assistant to DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen, claimed that there were potholes everywhere within the industrial park, which could pose risk to road users especially during a downpour when rainwater inundated roads and covered potholes.
He added that the drainage system there with overgrown bushes was also badly in need of maintenance as it would cause clogging and flash flooding.
In addition, he also complained about the overgrown bushes obstructing view of incoming traffic along Jalan Kuching-Bau and lacking high speed internet. — DayakDaily