CALL FOR FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIRS
Residents here, in particular from Kampung Manining, are urging the relevant autorities to repair the roads, bridges and fallen electric posts in the area that were damaged by recent storms and floodwater.
Village Head KK Biou B.Parisip, 67, said residents were unable to transport their agricultural goods such as oil palm fruit and pamelo to the town because the wooden bridge at their village is not passable to heavy vehicles.
“The damage to the dilapidated wooden bridge has worsened during the heavy rains and floods recently,” he lamented yesterday.
Last Friday, several areas in Tenom, Keningau, Nabawan and Sook were flooded after heavy downpours causing extensive damage to infrastructure, houses, crops and livestock.
Biou said the suspension bridge over the river in Ulu Paguokon residential areas was broken, while the road to the Agriculture Park and Kampung Manining were damaged due to landslips, and a few electric poles there collapsed.
“We are urging the relevant authorities to take an immediate action and repair the damaged roads, bridges and electric poles as soon as possible to ease the hardship of the residents in the area,”