Ministers tour Belait flood-hit areas

Aziz Idris

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Chairman of National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) resumed the tour of flood-affected areas in the Belait District yesterday.

Previously, the minister led an entourage of emergency response teams on June 28-29.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin joined the visit yesterday. Both ministers met members of flood-hit communities along Sungai Mau and Jalan Kandol as well as members of the emergency services who responded when the water levels rose.

Based on the inspection, water levels in the areas have receded and roads are accessible for 4WD vehicles.

Although the flood situation has improved, Belait District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) in collaboration with agencies will continue daily monitoring and operation to ensure the well-being of the people in these flood prone areas.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin during the tour. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS