CIDB chief executive officer Datuk Seri Judin Abdul Karim (centre) perusing the Slope Management Seminar booklet. He is flanked by Dr Gue (left) and Ahmad Redza during the press conference to announce the seminar.
The Expert Standing Committee on Slope Safety has proposed that a centralised body under the Federal Government be set up to oversee and provide technical expertise on hillslope development for all 149 local councils in the country.
“There is a need for such a body especially because most local authorities do not have the relevant expertise to deal with the matter,” committee chairman Datuk Dr Gue See Sew said.
He was speaking at a press conference to highlight a Slope Management Seminar on May 7 which will bring together experts in the field.
“Most seminars are very technical. This one will feature non-technical related matters including legal issues,” said Dr Gue.
Among the speakers are Public Works Department slope engineering department director Dr Che Hassandi Abdullah, SlopeWatch programme director Eriko Motoyama, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry’s Local Government Department (Building Control Division) director Ahmad Redza Ghulam Rasool and lawyer Derek Fernandez, while the moderator is National House Buyers Association secretary-general Chang Kim Loong.
Dr Gue, who will also speak at the seminar, said there was a need to discuss current guidelines on hillslope development and management.
“We hope the seminar will be the venue to discuss these issues further, he said.
The seminar is organised by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and the Local Government, Housing and Urban Wellbeing Ministry.
The fee is RM150 and group discounts are also available.
For details, call 012-611 7820 or 012-382 1105.