Hii King Chiong Continues To Solve Problems Of The People With Drainage Upgrading Works

14.11.2015--United People’s Party (UPP) Piasau chairman and Majulah Miri founder Dato Hii King Chiong and The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Miri-Bintulu divisional engineer Law Wee today inspected several areas to look into drainage problems. More upgrading works will commence shortly and was estimated to cost about RM500,000.

The areas visited were Jalan Jee Foh 4 Krokop, Lereng Bukit, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Chung Hua Lutong and Kampung Pulau Melayu 2D. The drainage in the four areas will be upgraded into concrete drainage system which will hopefully solve the flooding problems during heavy rain.

The drainage improvement project costing RM180,000 at Jalan Jee Foh 4 Krokop will start soon and involve a 150-metre long concrete drain, which is three feet in width and three feet in depth.

DID will also upgrade the drainage system at Lereng Bukit which is also a flash flood prone area. A 100-metre long concrete drain, two feet in width and two feet in depth, will be constructed at an estimated cost of RM60,000.

The group also inspected the drainage in front of SJK(C) Chung Hua Lutong which has never been upgraded in over 50 years. The drain was filled with weeds and accumulation of mud which hindered water flow. Rainwater would flow into the school compound causing flooding problems.

Hii earlier received complaints from parents of students and today visited the area together with Law to further understand the situation. DID will soon begin the upgrading work to construct a 200-metre long concrete drain with an estimated cost of RM160,000.

Law pointed out that there were roadside ditch erosion and pavement cracks. The problem would become more serious and widespread if the drainage system was not upgraded.

Pertaining to the last ditch at Kampung Pulau Melayu 2D, it will soon be upgraded into a 60-metre long concrete drain costing RM50,000.

The drainage upgrading works at the abovementioned four areas will start soon and are expected to be completed within a month after which flooding problems will hopefully be solved.

On the other hand, during Hii’s inspection visit, residents in Lereng Bukit approached and requested him to help construct a concrete drain in their residential area.

Law said that there was no drain between houses and as the residential area was lower than the main drain, flash flood would occur when it rains.

He added that DID will carry out survey work shortly to estimate the project cost, length of drain and other relevant matters before proceeding with construction.

In addition, the group also made an inspection visit on the recently upgraded drainage system in front of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Lutong and accumulated mud in the drains had also been cleaned up.