Speed up rail repairs: Tenom folks
Published on: Thursday, January 23, 2020
By: Mail Mathew
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TENOM: The people of Kg. Pangi appealed to the government, especially the State Railway Department, to speed up repairs, especially replacing the rail track, which had been damaged by a rock collapse during a landslide that occurred on Jan 15.

They claimed that villagers could not bring agricultural produce such as rubber, coffee and rice to the market because of the problem.

Kg. Pangi Village Community Development Council (MPKK) Chairman, Jaidi Liar said there were also road ravages along the way to villages such as Pangi, Rayoh and Halogilat, making it difficult to connect south and north.

“Such a situation forces us to ride our home-made carts even though they are at risk of accidents.

“Not only do we face the difficulties of daily groceries but other issues, including transporting 13 teachers and two students to and fro from Tenom/Pangi daily because there are no other alternatives,” Jaidi told Daily Express.

The severely affected area was between the Tenom to Pangi railroad tracks of about four kilometres.

It is understood that the State Railway Department has cleaned up the area but damage to the rail track has been a major constraint.

In addition, white water rafting operators are also experiencing the same problem, especially as tourism revenue has been severely affected by such situation as there is no tourist presence at the attraction.


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