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KOTA KINABALU: Likas Assemblyman Tan Lee Fatt assured that efforts are being done to address not only the sewage pollution at Likas Bay, but all matters concerning his constituency.

“We took over the government because people wants a new government and as the new government, we also take over the responsibility, the mess and problems from the previous government which include sewerage problems,” he said.

Likas Assemblymen Tan Lee Fatt. SNT File Pix

He gave his word that they are doing their level best to address all the issues and that they are not avoiding or putting the matter aside.

He was commenting on a recent video which went viral on social media, of untreated waste water flowing directly into the sea leaving a smelly dirty trail along the coastline.

Tan said his Likas Community Development Leader Unit office dealt with a lot of matters ranging from sewerage problems, potholes, broken and dirty drains, malfunctioning streetlights, welfare and People’s Housing Project applications, among others.

This was in addition to his meetings with City Hall and other departments to acknowledge the problems his Likas team received from the public.

“We do our best to improve the government’s service to the people,” he said. 

The critical conditions of sewage pipelines in the city, especially from Likas Bay to the sewage treatment plant in Inanam, was also recently highlighted during the State Infrastructure Development Ministry’s visit to the Likas Bay flood mitigation station in Tanjung Lipat.

Its Minister Datuk Peter Anthony announced the termination of a contractor assigned to repair the sewage pipeline from Likas Bay to Inanam.

He also announced plans to replace the 10-kilometre long sewage pipeline from Likas Bay to the Sewage Treatment Plant in Inanam, which is expected to cost over RM20 million, as a long-term solution to end the leakage problems which caused the pollution and raised health concern.-SabahNewsToday