Tough task for SESB men
Published on: Friday, September 24, 2021
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Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) continued efforts to repair facilities despite the challenge of entering the area after the floods (pic).

Senior General Manager (Asset Management) Ir. Idris Mohd Noor said work to repair poles and power lines that were damaged and affected by floods in several places in the West Coast of Sabah was still being carried out by the SESB technical team and appointed contractors.

“The repair effort took some time because the SESB technical team was facing a thick and slippery muddy road. Meanwhile, there are some places that cannot be passed by vehicles and the technical team has to walk with repair equipment,” he said, Wednesday. Idris also explained that restoration of supply in several villages in the Penampang has taken some time as it needs to be implemented in stages.

“There are some houses in Kg Sugud that have not been able to connect to the supply because the electricity pole fell into the swamp area and recovery efforts could not be carried out due to the soil conditions are still wet and soft,” he said. 

Recovery efforts will be made when conditions are safe and supply closures are made for security purposes.

In the meantime, SESB also acted on complaints from residents of Kg Tabor in Manggatal who expressed concern over the condition of the leaning electric poles.

“The poles will be moved to a safer location,” he said and advised the public not to remove fallen wires or cables for fear of electric shock when touched.

Consumers are advised to immediately report emergency complaints such as broken electrical wires, fallen poles, and fallen trees on power lines to SESB Careline 15454 or 088-515000 or WhatsApp 019- 852 5427.


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