KUANTAN: The Raub Public Works Department (JKR) has made an official request for emergency funds to repair a damaged road at Kampung Sungai Chetang.
Deputy National Unity Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said Raub JKR assured that the 60m-stretch of Jalan Bentong-Raub (Lama) that collapsed would be repaired as soon as the RM1.2mil in funding was available to minimise inconvenience to Raub residents.
Ti advised Raub road users to exercise caution when using flooded sections of roads as the current monsoon season was extraordinary, with more downpours that could cause more damage around Raub.
He made the call after making a site visit to inspect the collapsed section that resulted in total closure of the road due to danger to motorists.
Raub JKR engineers and staff of maintenance concessionaire, Roadcare (M) Sdn Bhd, were also present to assess the situation.
He was briefed on remedial measures implemented to protect road users.
Ti, whose hometown is Raub, said on receiving complaints from residents from Kampung Sang Lee and Sungai Chetang on the damaged road which disconnected some small estate owners from their properties, he had alerted the authorities to take action.
He said he was thankful that no one was hurt when the section of the road collapsed.
Raub JKR advised residents to use the alternative main Bentong-Raub federal road in the meantime.
Ti disclosed that this was the second time that a road had collapsed in the area.
The latest incident was due to heavy rain causing the affected portion of the road to be submerged in 0.15m of water.
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