Sabah Deputy CM calls for action to resolve flood problems

Deputy Chief Minister Wilfred Tangau has given his personal assurance of aid for flood victims. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: About 200 flood victims from four villages in Tuaran can be assured of the state government’s help should they need it, says Deputy Chief Minister Wilfred Madius Tangau.

Speaking at a dialogue event when visiting the flood-prone areas along the Topokon River today, Tangau promised he will personally ensure that proper assistance is rendered to those affected.

“I will also call upon the relevant authorities to carry out an intensive study on the flooding problem in the areas and for them to come up with a permanant solution,” he said.

While none of the villagers had to vacate their homes, roads leading to their villages were flooded, trapping them in their homes during the almost two-day heavy downpour that hit the Sabah west coast on Thursday and Friday.

Accompanying Tangau during his visit to the affected areas were the Tuaran District Officer, officers from the Tuaran Drainage and Irrigation Department, Chairman of JKKKs and village heads from the affected areas.