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LIMBANG, Oct 18: A total of RM1 million has been allocated to construct a new drainage system at Kampung Patiambun.
According to a news report today from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) quoting Deputy Rural Development Minister II Datuk Hasbi Habibollah, a RM800,000 allocation was approved by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and the balance of RM200,000 was allocated under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) for Limbang constituency.
“We hope this (the allocation) can solve part of the flood problems here because there are three areas in this village and this can be considered as phase one.
“Besides, we also request the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to create a masterplan to overcome the flash floods in Limbang—if in Limbang town, for instance, in Kampung Bunga Raya and the surrounding areas,” he said after being met at Kampung Patiambun to check on the drainage system project here last Saturday (Oct 16).
Apart from that, Hasbi also surveyed the metal bridge to Rumah Babai, Kampung Bukit Berayung which was completed and built in collaboration with Limbang DID.
The metal bridge was constructed to replace a wooden bridge which was in bad condition and unsafe to be used by villagers.
Earlier, Hasbi who is the Limbang MP urged the local community to continue their lives in the new norm when transiting into the Covid-19 endemic phase.
He said this during a speech before the presentation of food baskets to Kampung Patiambun residents and the handing over of corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributions from HAPM Consultants Sdn Bhd (HAPM Consultants) at Kampung Patiambun’s Surau Darul Hidayah.
At the event, 22 villagers and 15 people received food basket assistance from the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) and HAPM Consultants.
Among those present at the event include HAPM Consultants representative Haffiz Baidaani Ashghaffi, Pemanca Jun Silah, Kampung Patiambun’s headman KK Naim@Ahmad Mail and Limbang Division DID engineer Anisah Ahmad. — DayakDaily