Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Penampang Foul storm drain needed clearing // 兵南邦的大排水沟急需清理




Land Breeze Garden Taman Fortuna的住宅区旁的大水沟裡堆积厚厚的一层的淤泥,特别是靠近兵南邦的Taman Mesra,由于淤泥的堆积而且污水无法排走,导致大水沟散放出难闻的恶臭。 该处的居民联络了亚庇国会议员邱庆洲并请他协助向有关部门反映该问题,也要求政府立即采取行动进行清理的工作。沙巴水利灌溉局(JPS)是负责水沟保养和清理。 据该处的人说,大水沟散放的臭味不断飘入他们屋里,导致空气受污染。 由于時常有难以忍受和难闻的臭味,他们不得不暂时離開家。 他们说,即使他们把所有的窗户紧紧关闭也沒用,恶臭仍然会飘入屋内。他们就好像住在垃圾场里。



The resident living around the stretch of the big storm drain starting from Land Breeze Garden to Taman Fortuna and especially the Taman Mesra in Penampang had suffered from the unpleasant and foul smell emitting from the thick mud piled up in the big drain. The residents have asked for the help from the Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Hiew King Cheu to seek immediate action from the department concerned. In this case it is the Jabatan Parit dan Saluran (JPS) who is in charge of maintaining the said drain. According to the people here, the foul smell keeps on blowing into their house and created discomfort and upset. It is unbearable at times that they have to temporary vacant their homes. They said even though they close all the window did not help at all. They said they are actually living next to a pile of rubbish dump.


When Hiew contacted the person in charge in JPS, he was told that the department will mobilize their contractors to clear the mud and dirt from inside the said storm drains in 2 weeks time. By then they hope the foul smell will go and the complaint solved. The foul smell is aggravated by the inflow of foul raw sewerage water from the housing estates around here. It is a common knowledge that 70% of the Kota Kinabalu raw sewerage water ended up in the storm drains. It is observed that the dirty water flowing in the storm drain here is mostly sewerage water.

Hiew question why the Department of Environment did not take action and to ensure our own backyard is kept clean and free from any pollution and contamination. There is no use to fine the people and drivers on their cars emitting little smokes, while we have serious pollution caused by the undoing of the government. We know our sea and rivers are polluted, what is the government going to do about it?

These storm drains must have proper de-silting points, so that regular digging up of the silt and mud deposit can be done and carried away. This particular design feature was not incorporated in the construction of the drains. Thus causing the drains faced great difficulties in clearing of the mud and debris collected. The storm drains are never dry and the water is always stagnant in it. If the huge pumps and tide gates were installed to keep the drain dry, there wouldn’t be any problems of foul smell. A good example can be seen in many parts of Singapore, their drains can be used to ride bicycles and play badminton. It is dry, clean and no mud in it.

We must maintain our drains to proper level and to install the pumps and tidal gates in the few drain outlets is compulsory. The BN government had been talking but we see no action. Where has the allocated money gone to? Janji tidak ditepati, empty promises! We shall see flood happening again in many parts of Kota Kinabalu soon if the rainy season sets in again. After three decades the problem still cannot be sorted out, what can we expect from them?



Hiew King Cheu
Pic: drains filled with thick mud and giving out foul smell

大排水沟急需清理

Land Breeze Garden Taman Fortuna的住宅区旁的大水沟裡堆积厚厚的一层的淤泥,特别是靠近兵南邦的Taman Mesra,由于淤泥的堆积而且污水无法排走,导致大水沟散放出难闻的恶臭。 该处的居民联络了亚庇国会议员邱庆洲并请他协助向有关部门反映该问题,也要求政府立即采取行动进行清理的工作。沙巴水利灌溉局(JPS)是负责水沟保养和清理。 据该处的人说,大水沟散放的臭味不断飘入他们屋里,导致空气受污染。 由于時常有难以忍受和难闻的臭味,他们不得不暂时離開家。 他们说,即使他们把所有的窗户紧紧关闭也沒用,恶臭仍然会飘入屋内。他们就好像住在垃圾场里。

邱氏立即联络灌溉局的负责人,他被告知该部门会在这2个星期内,安排他们的承包商去清除该大水沟的淤泥和垃圾。 水沟清理过后,该臭味应该会消失,也不会再有投诉了。 该难闻的臭味非常严重,那是由于大量的糞水流入住宅区的大水沟。 实际上亚庇市有70%污水和糞尿
都流入住宅区的水渠里。

邱国会议员问为何环境部没有没有采取行动处理有关问题,以确保水沟必须经常保持清洁,以及没有造成环境污染。 可是他们只会对那些排放一点黑烟的车辆开出罚单,然而面对污水倒流而造成严重污染的问题却视而不见。 沙州的海洋和河流因此而被污染了,政府似乎是没有做點什么去改善该项问题。

这些大水渠必须要建设清理淤泥和垃圾搜集点, 这样就不会有淤泥和垃圾堆积在沟里。 由于政府没有考虑到要在水沟内建设该项功能的建設,因此造成了排水沟经常堆积着淤泥和杂物,当在进行清理工作时就会面对很大的困难。 大水沟里的水从來不干涸,污水更是始终都停滞不前,无法排走。 如果当局安装大泵和挡潮闸门,以确保大水沟不积水,并保持干燥,这样就不会有任何臭味的问题。在新加坡的许多地方可以看到很好的例子,他们的大水沟甚至还可以用来骑自行车和打羽毛球。這是因为新加坡的大水沟是干燥,清洁和无泥。

我们必须保持州内排水渠干净的水平,因此政府应该在几处的排水口安装大泵和挡潮闸门的。国阵政府一直在说他们会处理该些问题,但一直都看不出有什么行动。到底沙州被分配到的钱去了哪里? 从头到尾只会开空头支票! 当雨季来临时,我们将仍然看到亚庇市许多地方会面对淹水问题。 执政了那么长的一段时间,许多问题仍然无法处理,我们还可以期待他们吗?

图:堆积的淤泥在大水沟散发难闻的臭味