Houses built close to river banks here may be relocated to higher ground to avoid floods.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the government would discuss with the National Housig Department and Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad on the proposed resettlement of such houses.
"The government is mindful of the plight of the flood victim and therefore,will take initiatives to address their problem" he said after attending a briefing at the district office here.
After the briefing by Kinabatangan district officer AbdulLatif Kandok, Musa toured the flood hit areas and distributed food assistance to the victims at the Batu Puteh mosque.
A total of 4,766 individuals were affected by the floods,out of whom 405 were evacuated to flood relief centres.
"The government will do its best to assist not only victims that have been relocated to relief centres but also those who are temporarily staying with relatives," Musa said.
Musa advised people residing by river banks and in low lying areas to adhere to directives on evacuation and necessary precautions issued by the authorities.
he thanked the state and federal authorities as well as individuals who assisted ineasing the plight of the floodvictims.He was accompanied by Sukau state assemblyman Saddi Abdul Rahman and Kinabatangan Ummo deputy head Jefri Ariffin.