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Work to Repair Likas Sinkholes Will Take 4 Weeks

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Work to repair sinkholes caused by the leaking sewage pipeline in Likas, including one near the Shell station, will be completed in four weeks, said Peter Anthony. 

“The work on one of the sinkholes is expected to be completed in a week’s time while the other will take about four weeks to complete. 

“This will ensure smooth flow of the sewerage waste to the Inanam sewage treatment Plant,” said the State Infrastructure Development Minister during a visit to the Likas Bay flood mitigation station in Tanjung Lipat, Wednesday.

On work to repair the sewage pipeline, he believed the problem will be solved together with the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID), Environmental Protection Department (EPD), City Hall (DBKK) and Public Works Department (JKR) as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Anthony said RM2 million had been allocated to clean the contaminated water at Likas lagoon using micro-organisms.

He said the service of the contractor assigned to repair the sewage pipeline from Likas Bay to Inanam last year had been terminated. 

He also announced plans to replace the 10km sewage pipeline from Likas Bay to the sewage treatment plant in Inanam, which is expected to cost more than RM20 million as a long-term solution to end the leakage problem.

Mayor Datuk Nordin Siman and Sabah Public Work Department (JKR) Director Richard Jomiji were also present. 

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