Media Statement by Chiew Chin Sing, Chairman DAP Bintulu Branch , DAP Sarawak Deputy Chairman and Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong on 5th April, 2010
Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong Chiew Chin Sing called on the Bintulu Development Authority to come out with a master plan to solve the flooding problems at the Nyigu Industrial Estate area once and for all.
Chiew said that this had been a long time problem and it is not right that the problem is not solved until this day.
He said that shops owners of the industrial shops are paying taxes everyday but the municipal services which they are getting are not satisfactory, worst still they have to face looses and damages to their goods and properties because of flooding.
Not to mention the hardships of going to the shops in the middle of a cold, dark, rainy night to move the goods to higher ground and cleaning the mud till early hours in the morning.
Or, the constant worry and countless sleepless nights that the shop might be flooded again each time when it rains a little heavier and for a couple of hours.
Chiew was referring specifically to the flooding again, two nights ago, at the row of industrial shops just before the dual channel box culvert right next to the Sg. Nyigu SESCO Sub Station, near the mid section the Nyigu Road.
It had rained quite heavily that night for an hour or so. The Industrial shop owner had suspected his industrial shop might be flooded again, as he has second thoughts whether BDA had done their work and solved the clogging problem at the Nyigu Road Industrial area, since the last flooding about three months ago.
To his dismay, sure enough it flooded again.
Flooding occurs not only at the above area but also at the foot hill of SMK Baru, Nyigu side, where drain water from the school is all dumped down, like a water fall gashing down. With insufficient drain network, the water just flow along the top of the area ground surface, quickly filling up the Nyigu road side drain, flowing over the road, flooding it and to the other side.
It is most regrettable that though these matters had been brought up to the authority before but the problems remain unsolved. I therefore urge BDA to act on the matter quickly and help the people of the industrial shop houses at Nyigu area so that they do not have to carry of burden of worrying about flooding problems each time when it rains there.
Chiew Chin Sing.