KOTA KINABALU: The clean-up of a section of the Limbawang river in Beaufort is expected to reduce flood risk at several villages at the district there.
Previously during downpours, Kg Pintas, Kg Kubu and Kg Selagon are among those frequently inundated, which also affects travel connectivity there.
State assistant Local Government and Housing minister Datuk Isnin Aliasnih said flash floods that occurred in the Skim Limbawang area were due to the lack of maintenance in clearing the riverbed there.
Isnin, who inspected the condition of the riverbed at the Jalan Limbawang bypass earlier Monday (Nov 30) morning, said he was informed that cleaning activities have commenced at the main river stem.
"Besides affecting the villagers' main connectivity link, flash floods also destroyed their oil palm and hindered efforts of producers to transport the crops," the Klias assemblyman said.
During the working visit, Isnin was accompanied by Beaufort Irrigation and Drainage Department engineer Pengiran Ismail Pengiran Osman who also briefed him on related matters to ensure immediate measures can be taken to overcome the flooding.
"The allocation for cleaning works at the river is there, and this will be done in stages," he said, pledging to do his best in solving the people's woes as their assemblyman.
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