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We will seek KL funds to fix collapsed Kinabalu park parking lot : Bung
Published on: Thursday, January 21, 2021
By: Bernama
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Kota Kinabalu: The State Government will apply for an allocation from the Federal Government to repair the parking area at the Kinabalu National Park that collapsed in Kundasang on Tuesday. 

Deputy Chief Minister Dato ‘Sri Bung Moktar Radin (pic) said although it did not involve the main road between Kota-Kinabalu to Ranau, the long-term effects of the landslide, if not repaired immediately, could affect the main road.

 ”The State Works Ministry will apply for an allocation. We will provide an estimate to the federal government,” he said, Wednesday. Bung said the area is a tourist attraction and a parking lot for visitors who want to visit Kinabalu Park. 

 Bung, who is also the Barisan Nasional (BN) Sabah Chairman, said if necessary, motorists can use the alternative road at Jalan Bundu Tuhan Kinasaraban and reminded them to be careful when passing through the road while Public Works Department (PWD) install warning signs as well as temporary maintenance work to prevent any collapse that could pose impact to the main road.

On the road collapse between Paitan and Kinabungan which also involved the Paitan Water Treatment Plant building, he said the PWD would use AP55 emergency allocation to improve the road.

Based on a report, he said so far, only the workers’ quarters building at the plant collapsed while the Water Treatment Plant building can still function.

Meanwhile, Sabah Water Department Director Edward Lingkapo said a detailed report would be prepared.

“The department will make an estimation of the repairs where the Paitan Water Treatment Centre is under a concession of a company which has been given a responsibility to operate it,” he said.



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