Water breaker to protect 500 living in Pantai Sabak


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003

KOTA BARU: More than 500 people living in Pantai Sabak here can heave a sigh of relief this monsoon season when a water breaker to stop the waves from washing away houses is completed in October. 

Deputy Agriculture Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shariff Omar said the construction of the 390m breaker was progressing well with at least 25% of the job completed. 

“Works started in July and the contractor is doing a good job because it is ahead of schedule. 

“This project needs to be completed as soon as possible before the monsoon season starts,” he said after a briefing yesterday. 

Shariff said the RM1.6mil project was important as a mitigation measure to stop the sea from reaching a mosque and scores of houses. 

He said more than 3km of coastline including the district municipal landfill were also under threat of being washed away. 

 

“The government had allocated RM40mil to carry out the projects in stages but my ministry’s primary concern is the safety of the residents here. 

 

“When this is tackled, another study will be conducted to solve the problem at the landfill,” he said.  

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