Mayor Dato’ Haji Roshidi said that water from the stream overflowed the low-deck bridge along Jalan Menteri in Kampung Manjoi and flooded the surrounding areas.
The bridge is being replaced with a new one costing RM3.8 million and is expected to be completed by May 2013.
The breaking of concrete ceremony was officiated by Second Finance Minister Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Husni who is the MP for Tambun and was witnessed by Dato’ Haji Nadzri, state Assemlyman for Manjoi.
The main cause of the flood is Sungai Pari which has many low-deck bridges across it. It is hoped that these bridges will be upgraded first and the flow normalised before water from the tributaries can drain into Sungai Pari. Otherwise there will be backflow from the river.