I WISH to bring to the notice of the relevant authority a 20-foot hole by the side of a road in Jalan Kiulap, Kg Kiulap in the vicinity of Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah (see photo below).
A contracting company had dug this 20-foot deep hole three months ago. They suddenly stopped their work leaving this deep hole unattended.
As residents of this area, we had spoken to this contracting company so many times to complete the work or if they cannot complete it now just close the hole and open it when they are ready. But they have just left it like that for the last three months.
This is by the side of the road in an area where there are several houses with adults and children alike moving around. If someone accidently falls into it, it would prove fatal as it is a death trap.
Furthermore, this hole is filled with rain water and has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. We can’t keep the doors or windows opened in our houses due to the mosquito menace.
Such contracting companies should be monitored for their adherence (rather lack of) to public health and safety standards. They should not be allowed to compromise on public safety and health.
– Concerned resident