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DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION
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DRAINAGE KUCHING DIVISION












 
        

ABOUT US

Before 15 march 1989 Drainage and Irrigations (DID) is known as Jabatan Parit dan Taliair (JPT). On the 1st January 1932 JPT established to perform Drainage and Irrigation functions which was carried out by JKR before that. While on the State level sarawak such duties was still operated by JKR.

In 1st January 1967, the DID brance Public Work Department Sarawak, was Separates from Public Work Department and become one a new department. Known as Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPT). Its main duties during that time was limited to providing Arigulture Drainage and Irrigation. One year later the Department Administration was expended into a bigger Division in which Kuching was among one of the earliest Division to be Formed.

The first office for Kuching Division was opened at Summer House at Jalan Palm (Palm Road) renting a shop house lot as its office. The Kuching Division office was moved to Bintawa in the eighties and in 2006 moved to Drainage and Irrigation Kuching Division Jalan Dato'Mohd Musa till today.

OBJECTIVE OF DEPARTMENT
The main objectives of JPS Bahagian Kuching are as follows:-
1. To plan and carry out operation and maintenance for Drainage and Irrigation Schemes.
2. To investigate, Study and plan flood mitigation program for the Division.
3. To Improve drainage networks and river so it flows efficiently to reduce flooding incidents as well as to provide  safety for transportation and healthy environment in urban areas and along river corridors.
4. To carry out maintenance and data acquisition for all hydrological stations in the Division.
5. To carry out plan and implement minor works projects that related to Department's core business.
6. To Provide technical assistance to other Goverment Agencies in matters related to Department's
core businesses.
7. To carry out supervision and reporting for any Development's project in the Division.
 
FUNCTION OF DEPARTMENT
We Will provide quality professional services in planning, design, implementation and management of all programs and projects of irrigation, drainage, river engineering, coastal engineering, hdrology and water resources. Our services is based on the principles of sound engineering with regard economic and social needs. In performing these duties, we promise stints as follows according to the main functions:
  FUNCTION: IRRIGATION
  MAJOR CUSTOMERS: CULTIVATORS

i) Planning and designing irrigation schemes which encourage the use of water for rice cultivation with an 
efficient, economical and eternity.
ii) Maintaining and operating irrigation schemes which provide sufficient water for rice cultivation in
accordance with the schedule set.

iii)
Give prior notice to farmers to 2 weeks before the start of the supply of water to the fields.
iv)
Responsible within 48 hours of complaints regarding water supply that may be caused by interference,
transmission system failures, failure or lack of water intake and take immediate steps to remedy the situation.

Function: Drainage
Major customers: Smallholders i)Planning and designing efficient drainage schemes for agricultural development beneficial to
smallholders.
ii)Maintaining and controlling drainage schemes to ensure efficient drainage system in order to
 benefit smallholders.
iii)Investigate all reports of flooding and water reservoirs within 72 hours and take urgent
measures to improve the situation.
iv)Taking prompt remedial action to improve the basic amenities damage within 72 hours. v) Prevent deterioration of the environment by preventing the adverse effects caused by drainage schemes.

Features: River Engineering / Urban Drainage
Major customers: Residents, Property Owners
A) River Engineering i. Preserve river systems that are effective hydraulic conditions to reduce flooding. ii. Provide feedback and technical comments related to river engineering within 2-6 weeks. iii. Respond to all complaints irrelevant river in 2-4 days. iv. Emergency repairs to take action to address the problem of the river in the next 2-6 days.
B) Urban Drainage
i. Fixing the main drainage system more effectively in the major cities of the state. ii. Maintaining the main drainage system in urban areas in an effective way to reduce flooding. iii. Provide feedback and technical comments related to the field of urban drainage in the next 4-8 weeks. iv. Respond to all complaints related to urban drainage in 1 week. v. Emergency repairs to take action to address the major urban drainage system in 4 days.

Function: Coastal Engineering Major customers: Residents, Property Owners, Farmers i. Coastal erosion monitoring system to ensure they function effectively. ii. Emergency repairs to take action within 48 hours of the structures / facilities damaged coastal erosion. Iii. Respond to all complaints relating to coastal erosion in the next 48 hours. iv.Respond / comments to the Department of Lands and Surveys for application dredging sand / gravel in the last 4 days. Function: Hydrology and Water Resources Major customers: Public, Consultants, Government Agencies i. Supply of hydrological data and information quality and sufficient in the last 2 weeks. ii. Provide feedback and technical comments hydrology in the last 2 weeks. iii. Physical and technical assistance in the last 6 weeks. iv. Ensure the collection of quality data. v. Provide flood forecasting major rivers using telemetric system.