Friday, October 9, 2009

Flooding at Housing Estates along Tg. Batu Road (Chinese & English Text)


吉多隆区州议员周政新呼吁国阵政府重视民都鲁丹绒巴都数住宅区前晚淹水一事,并一劳永逸的解决这些地区每逢大雨必水灾的黑区。既亿倍利大酒店旁的住宅区,善佳花园,莉亚花园,伊玛斯花园,海景花园, 裕福花园及查拜花园住宅区与市区交警办事处。

周氏说这些地区发生水灾的状况已是很多年的事情,该是时候政府马上着手解决, 体恤一下这些地区的住家们,不要让他们再承受浸水的痛苦与烦恼,再蒙受无谓的损失。





Media Statement by Chiew Chin Sing, Chairman DAP Bintulu Branch,DAP Sarawak Deputy Chairman and Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong on 8th October, 2009:

Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong Chiew Chin Sing call on the BN government to look seriously into the flooding at the housing estates along the Tanjung Batu road and to solve the flooding problem once and for all of these flood prone areas which get flooded often after each heavier rain.

These areas are the housing estate beside the Everly Hotel, Sunga Garden, Taman Ria, Taman Emas, Taman Seaview, Taman Lucky Tower, Taman Jabai and the traffic police station in Town.

Chiew said that it had been many years that these areas were flooded after heavier rain. It is high time that the government should solve the problem immediately. Empathize with the people living there, there is no need to let them further suffer the pain and sorrow of the flood and face losses as well ever again.

Chiew said that the people had brought the matter to him and told him that they are worried each time when heavy rain falls. They are afraid that their houses may get flooded and sometimes they have to stay up the whole night just to keep an eye on the water level.

Chiew also said that in about 2 months’ time, the year end raining season will be here, there is going to be so much rain then. The heavy rain night before should be a wake up call to the government that the folks staying in the above mentioned housing estates face flooding whenever there is heavy rain. As the images of last year flooding in these areas due to heavy rain and a dysfunction dyke is still vivid, there is no reason that the government want to see the people there suffer once again this year. In fact I have already brought up the matter up in the May State Legislative Council meeting.

I hope that the government can listen to the problems of the people and not sweep them under the carpet and let the people suffer. That government must not drag its feet any longer as if they cannot hear what the people are saying. The government may find out the crux of the flooding problem at Tanjung Batu and solve it immediately. There is no reason that after several main big monsoon drains were built yet flooding still persisted. It is also important that the dyke be upgraded to break the wave so as to give the people living at Tanjung Batu a peaceful and safe surrounding to live in.

Chiew Chin Sing.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Chiew, Thank you for speaking out for the people of Bintulu. I was home this Feb and prior to landing at Bintulu International Airport, I have noticed that that the land is more bare than ever. At the rates that people are cutting the trees, will create more flooding problems in that very land. The flood in Tatau was a record high when I was home for CNY, ruined the CNY for the people. Sigh, I have not celebrated CNY for 10 years, and was looking forward to it.
    Anyway, it is nice to see you starting a blog and the party is stronger than when I was growing up.
    Hsueh Ho