RM657 million retaining wall projects progressing well

Abang Johari (second right) addressing a press conference. Also seen (from right) are Abdul Karim, Julaihi and Rohani.

By Karen Bong

SEBUYAU, Nov 6: The ongoing retaining wall projects at Sebuyau and Tambirat in Asajaya costing RM657 million to prevent saltwater intrusion on agriculture and farm lands will have a positive impact on the community in the coastal area.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg pointed out that the retaining wall projects along the coastal area including from Tambirat in Asajaya to Sebangan in the peninsula of Asajaya are progressing well.


“I was made to understand that recently, it has prevented water from entering areas in part of Sebuyau as construction of Block F is nearing completion at 60 per cent.

“This will provide development in terms of agriculture and road accessibility,” he told a press conference during a working visit to Sebuyau today.

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Port Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi and Batang Lupar MP Dato Sri Rohani Abdul Karim were also present.

Abdul Karim explained that the retaining wall project in Sebuyau comprised four packages while Asajaya has one.

For the four packages in Sebuyau, Julaihi explained that Block A has two phases with the first phase already awarded to the contractor.

Blocks D and E each have one phase which have been awarded, while two out of three phases for Block F have also been awarded.

“The project is expected to be completed in 24 months or two years,” he said. — DayakDaily