Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sibu In Floods Again!

Flooding in Sibu is a recurrent issue and it looks like it is going to be an unending nightmare!

During the 12th GE, it emerged to be one of the hottest election issues being propagated by the candidates from both sides.

Consequent upon the election, the government proposed a flood mitigation project involving building dams. The 400-million project was not well favoured by Sibuians who were of the opinion that dredging would be more workable.

In the midst of debates and loud public outcry, the issue died down for no known cause. But Sibuians are generally very concerned about the progress of the mitigation plan.

The nightmarish floods continue to loom large in Sibuians' minds. They humbly hope that a workable plan is forthcoming without further showmanship.

Dear Sibuians, what do you think?

The flooded scene at Jalan Foochow.

The nightmarish floods continue to loom large in Sibuians' minds.

8 comments:

rubberseeds said...

Yes, no more showmanship or sweet talk. This is only July, supposedly one of the hottest months. Why we have flood again?

Tony Hii said...

rubberseeds, there was heavy downpour last night. If Kapit continues with the torrential rain, then in the coming days, Sibu is going to be more seriously affected.

Bengbeng said...

i thought it was ok yesterday not the worst we had but when it rained non stop last night i got really worried. i hope the worst is over. i blogged over it but i have no access to the blog sd-min so my posts take some time to b posted sometimes days :) by which time it is stale, very stale

Tony Hii said...

bengbeng, are you saying you still have not got over with it?

Hardy said...

I wondering what will happen to Sibu when Bakun dam completed & they release the water to the river & at the same time raining heavily in upper Rejang.

Tony Hii said...

hardy, it is hard to imagine. Let's pray hard for Sibu.

Mee Ling/Mayling said...

又漲水?哦。。。

Tony Hii said...

mee ling, the unending sad story of Sibu.