Datuk Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah (right) at the site of the collapsed culvert in Jalan Nami-Danglau, Alor Star, on Tuesday. (Pix by NUR SYAZWANA MANSOR)

ALOR STAR: Repair work on a culvert in Jalan Nami-Danglau, which collapsed following heavy rain on Sunday, will be completed in two weeks.

The collapse of the culvert cut off the main road leading to six villages in Sik with 2,000 people.

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State Public Works Department (PWD) director Datuk Samsudin Bakar said the culvert would be replaced and a six metre-deep sinkhole would be filled up.

“The culvert is more than 50 years old and can no longer handle the large volume of running water, especially during heavy rain.

“Residents of the six affected villages can use Jalan Gulau as an alternative route,” Samsudin said on the sidelines of the state legislative assembly at Wisma Darulaman yesterday.

State Information, Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah said repair works on the damaged road would cost about RM200,000.

He said Syarikat Air Darul Aman Sdn Bhd was reconnecting the damaged water pipe.

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