Sibu MP urges authorities to repair collapsed stretch at Mile 10 of Old Oya Road

The collapsed section of the road.

By William Isau

SIBU, June 25: The relevant authorities have been urged to repair the collapsed road stretch at Mile 10 of Old Oya Road as soon as possible to ensure the safety of road users.

Sibu MP Oscar Ling said today that part of the road collapsed about two months ago.


“Besides that after the water authority has repaired the affected water pipes, the relevant authorities responsible for the road did not fill the soil and repair the road surface. This collapsed section poses a risk to the safety of road users,” he added.

He said that according to nearby residents and hawkers, the road section was suspected to have collapsed due to frequent rain which resulted in soil erosion and a landslide, thus causing the asphalt roadside to collapse.

The affected road stretch measures about 25 feet.

“Because of the prominent location and the heavy traffic, the relevant authorities should immediately carry out road maintenance so that the road can resume normal operation,” Ling said.

He noted that the road has frequent traffic, and the relevant authorities only set up temporary roadblocks and warning signs after inspecting the collapsed road conditions, which is still not enough for road safety.

He urged the Public Works Department to pay more attention to the maintenance of this section of road so that the public can use it safely. — DayakDaily