Work on collapsed Inobong culvert starts
Published on: Tuesday, December 03, 2019
By: Oliver Voon
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PKM workers assessing the damaged culvert beneath this part of the road in Kg Liput on Nov 30.
WORK to repair a damaged culvert and road in Kampung Liput, Inobong, is underway and is expected to be completed in the first week of this month. 

A resident from that part of Penampang, approached Hotline on Nov 28, to express his concerns about the collapsed section as he feared the remaining asphalt on that tarred surface will follow suit during the next prolonged heavy rain. 

“I’m not sure what was causing it to crumbled recently after all this years,” said DONNY, the resident, who assumed it was due to heavy traffic flow on that road which was aggravated by bad weather condition. 

He said the damaged section cannot be left unattended by its caretaker given the road connects to other nearby villages from the main road as well. 

“There’s no other way to reach the main road if this stretch suddenly becomes impassable to all vehicles,” he lamented. 

He urged the relevant authority to carry out the necessary repair soon as possible before the culvert sustains further damage later. 

“We are fully aware of the matter and in fact, our men were at the site to assess the severity of the broken culvert on Nov 30,” replied a spokesman for Pembinaan Kekal Mewah (PKM), when asked about the situation. 

He said the remedy work include repairing and fortifying the affected part of the culvert. 

“This is just a temporary work while waiting for a better solution such as replacing the entire culvert concerned,” he added.  

He said the material for the task will arrived at the site on Dec 2. 

“The work will start on the following day soon after the machinery has been deployed there,” he added.   

He hoped the weather will be on their side during the course of the repair to prevent delay on its completion. 

“The traffic flow at this part of the road will be slightly affected while we are carrying out the work,” he said.  (OV)


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