Drainage improvements to plug flooding issue

Izah Azahari

The Public Works Department (JKR), Ministry of Development yesterday announced that floods swept through several areas in Tutong and Brunei-Muara districts on September 14.

Mukim Pengkalan Batu, RPN Kampong Lugu, Kampong Sinaut, Kampong Kupang, the Wasan Agricultural Development Area, Kampong Batang Mitus and Kampong Pad Nunok were among the severely affected areas.

One of the causes of flooding is low topographic conditions in an area where the existing drainage system is unable to accommodate rainfall that exceeds the normal level.

JKR has outlined proposed drainage system improvements, and will further examine other areas and work with the agencies involved to carry out repair works to ensure the proper function of the drainage systems. The department reminded residents in flood-prone areas to remain vigilant and take appropriate measures.