SUPP PCB wants local authorities to fix drainage system at Stampin Resettlement Scheme

Yap (centre), Chai (left) and another SUPP PCB member inspecting the cracking culvert at Lorong 28, Stampin Resettlement Scheme, Kuching here.

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, April 28: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party Public Complaints Bureau (SUPP PCB) is appealing to the local authorities to conduct a study and formulate a comprehensive drainage system as a long term solution to mitigate flash floods at Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

Its chief Wilfred Yap in a statement said he hoped local authorities can apply for development funds from the government to upgrade all the existing dilapidated earth drains of Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

He believed the upgrading works can be implemented systematically in phases to keep up with the needs of the growing population.

“Kapitan Chai Yong Liang and I was recently approached by concerned residents staying at Lorong 28, Stampin Resettlement Scheme to highlight and bring to the attention of Kuching City South Council (MBKS) and Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) of the dilapidated condition of the culvert of the monsoon drain in front of the entrance of Lorong 28.

“The side of the culvert facing the river is cracking open sideways as the reinforcement work previously carried out by the authorities does not appear to be effective.

“Following the complaint and request for assistance received, I have immediately highlighted and brought up the matter to the attention of MBKS and DID for their speedy action in rectifying the problem,” he said.

Yap, who is also SUPP Kota Sentosa branch chairman, added that SUPP PCB will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that all the required works on the road culvert are carried out and completed properly for the safety of road users in the vicinity.

SUPP PCB have also written to MBKS and DID requesting for scheduled periodic maintenance and clearing of the earth drains to alleviate water ponding and to mitigate flash flooding.

Meanwhile, Yap said SUPP PCB will continue to serve as the eyes and ears of the local community and highlight issues of public interest.

He added anyone who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it can always contact SUPP PCB’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or visit SUPP’s head office to request for assistance. — DayakDaily