Saturday, June 25, 2011

DUN (Day Four): Ripin says Taman Tunku folks want flash floods solved

Taman Tunku folk want flash floods tackled
Posted on June 25, 2011, Saturday

THE relevant authorities must take immediate action to see to it that flash floods that would inundate Taman Tunku in Miri each time it rains is a thing of the past.

Ripin Lamat (BN-Lambir) told the august House here yesterday that the problem lay in the poor drainage system coupled with clogged drains in the residential area. Taman Tunku, one of the major residential areas in Miri, is growing with many houses planned to be built in the very near future. With the drainage system still as it is the flash floods would be frequent and more intense each time it rains, even if it is for a short while.

“Do something fast before the problems get out of hand,” he said when debating the opening speech of the Head of State yesterday.
Ripin also highlighted the plea by Kampung Lusut folk to have proper tar-sealed road to the village as the current one is in bad condition and dangerous to all users especially at night.

“Also, put up more telecommunication towers between Kampung Siwak Jaya and Kampung Terhad Bekenu, Miri-Bintulu coastal highway, Bukit Kisi Peninjau and Sungai Telanjin Ulu Sibuti so as to improve telephone reception in the areas.”

Ripin also called on the relevant authorities to put up more and interesting activities and eco-tourism related facilities in Lambir to attract tourists to the area.

“It is also the people’s wish to see the proposed Miri-Sibuti Marine Park and Bakam
Point realised, which, when completed, would have the potential to enhance their socio-economic status by way of getting themselves involved in some business activities.

On another matter, Ripin called on the Movement of Change Sarawak led by Francis Paul Siah, Bruno Manser Fund and the opposition to respect the mandate given by the people during the last state election by not going ahead with the demonstration.

“Sarawak has actually transformed for the better. It is only the opposition who cannot accept the fact that state BN, headed by Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, is able to deliver the goodies to the people.”

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