Sea wall projects implemented to tackle flood problems in Sebuyau

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (centre); Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi (second left); Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (front row, second right), and others being briefed by an officer from the project implementing agency during his visit to the project site, recently. Photo: Ukas

KUCHING, Nov 7: The Block D sea wall project from Bajong to Tebelu and the Block E project from Tebelu to Kampung Seberang in Sebuyau are currently under construction to address the flood problem in the area.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Assistant Minister of Infrastructure and Ports Development Datuk Julaihi Narawi said when completed, it will help to protect Kampung Sangki Melayu from floods due to high tide that occurs at certain times.

Apart from the sea wall block, the construction of another block has also been implemented earlier and is still ongoing.


This includes the Block A sea wall project in Sebangan Phase 1 near Bajong/Arus, and Phase 2 which will be tendered soon.

“The Block F Sebuyau Phase 1 project, which is located next to Kampung Baru near Giat Mara, is currently being built and although it has yet to reach the police station area in Sebuyau (Phases 2 and 3 will follow later), it has already shown that it is able to control the high tide, although it is not completed yet,” he said in a statement today.

Julaihi, who is also Sebuyau incumbent, noted the cost for the construction of the 25 kilometre sea wall from Sebangan to Bajong, Bajong to Tebelu, Tebelu to Kampung Seberang Sebuyau, and Kampung Baru Sebuyau to Sungai Rama Sebuyau near Batang Lupar, is about RM340 million.

He said each package of the sea wall project would take about two years to be completed.

“All these allocations are from the Sarawak government and I hope the local community will be patient while waiting for the sea wall project to be completed,” he added. – DayakDaily.