Wednesday, September 8, 2010
治水提案 - a proposal
This is a proposal to deal with the constant flooding problem. The most straight forward idea is to dig a canal at Kpg Kerto to allow direct flow of water along Rejang River. Water does not like to meander because it slows down and also it rushes into Sibu town. As the water gets trapped, it floods Sibu. The canal will be about 1 km long at the narrowest point, and therefore, the construction will not be difficult.
To prevent high tide from entering Sibu, a gate may be needed. In the long run, Rejang River in front of Sibu may become a tourist spot, to become like a man-made lake.
I appreciate your discussion on this proposal, especially its potential problems.
Note: this is the proposal to deal with flooding from Rejang River. The drainage from inside the town is a separate issue that will be addressed separately.
Posted by Fat Lady at 12:46 PM