Media Statement by Chiew Chin Sing, Chairman DAP Bintulu Branch , DAP Sarawak Deputy Chairman and Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong on 3rd Aug., 2011
State Assemblyman for Kidurong Chiew Chin Sing said that for the sake of the road users and in the interests and safety of the people in general the government must quickly repair the pot holes on the road before they get too big and dangerous.
Chiew was refering to numerous pot holes on the roads left not repaired both in the Bintulu town and the industrial estates.
He said that pot holes appearing on roads though is really quite a normal thing but if not taken seriously and repair done quickly they could be life threatening.
He also said that road building standards for industrial estates should not be the same as those in the housing estates. The prior should have more stringent standards and that is why the existing roads and standards in the industrial estates should be upgraded. Otherwise these roads would breakup again in no time under heavier loading creating much problems to the road users and smaller vehicles.
He also said that he had noticed that many big trailers are parked along side the road of the industrial estates along the Bintulu/Sibu road and in housing estates else where , causing damages to the road shoulders and road surfaces.
Although these trailers are supposed to be parked according to their liscence condition that is to be parked at their depos, but many are parked at the convinences of the drivers.
I call on BDA and JPJ to look into this matter, to hold dialouge for example, and to come up with win win solutions with the trailer peoples so that their parking problems could be deminished and eventually eliminated. Afterall trailer transport is a vital and important industry in the development and our economy and we should always be concerned and aware of their needs also.
Chiew Chin Sing.