Food Items, Daily Essentials Delivered Early To Interior Sarawak

KUCHING: Food items with a long shelf life and other daily necessities have been delivered early to the interior of Sarawak, especially in areas at risk of flooding, said state Civil Defence Force (APM) director Mohtar Samat.

He said the move was to ensure that the goods could be delivered immediately to the flood victims in remote villages which required a long journey to reach.

“APM is working with the resident offices, district office as well as rescue agencies such as Fire and Rescue Department, police and express boat companies to deliver the goods,” he told reporters after inspecting the flood situation in Bau district near here today.

He said the Social Welfare Department had provided adequate food supplies to be sent and distributed to flood victims.

Commenting on his visit to Bau district, he said there was a possibility that five to six temporary relief centres (PPS) in the district would be closed today, but the decision would only be made after taking into account the current weather conditions.

He said as at noon, the Bau district recorded a drop in the number of evacuees with only 10 PPS still operating compared with 17 yesterday.