UPDATED: Miri infrastructures build to rot

Updated today (April 23rd)

2009-04-23-traffic

Well, this morning, after coming into its fifth day, the traffic lights has been fixed. The task took less than an hour but it should have been looked into on Monday afternoon. However, it should not take 27 years to happen.

Thank you to the City Council for the not-so-quick response.

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Posted on April 21st..

2009-04-21-traffic

This traffic lights at the junction to Jalan Bintang has been in that position since last Sunday morning. And, this morning (Tuesday), it is still like that.

I wonder how much time does the authority need to take, to repair it? A year? Or until someone gets into an accident and blame the traffic lights?

Don’t tell me that none of the hundreds of City Council staff did not use that road for the last three days!

OMG! Look at that pile of sand

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If you drive along the Miri-Pujut Road, you will not miss the numerous pile of sand that has been dredged out from the monsoon drain. No wonder Miri gets so much flash flood! Ask the contractor why it has not been cleared since the completion of that monsoon drain. The answer is simple – itu perentah tidak kasi budget pakei buang pasir lehh. Saya cuma bikin itu parit besar saja. It means, the government did not give us the budget to clear the drain at a regular interval. We are only given the tender to construct it.

Build to rot

With all this happenings, we are left to wonder if the authorities have proper plan for the maintenance of our infrastructure. The way I view it – I guess all our existing infrastructure are there to rot (until someone make a complaint – a written complaint).

By the time people complaint, they start to plan to make quick maintenance and when that happen, they will take funding from other budgets.

To the people concern, if you can’t be proactive in executing your job, please leave or resign, and make way for more capable young people. There are so many young graduates who wants the post, and these people do not need written complaint to act and save Miri Resort City from rotting!