RM4.7mil spent to repair slopes in the city

Repairs done: FT Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Sani Mohd Mistam (left) and Ahmad Phesal (centre) checking out the completed slope at Jalan Tuba Kg Attap.

CITY Hall has completed slope reinforcement work in three high-risk areas.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said a total of RM4.7mil had been spent on the projects funded by the Federal Government.

“The slopes are located at Jalan Tuba in Kg Attap, Jalan 14/108 in Taman Salak Jaya and Lorong Setiabistari in Bukit Damansara.

“The slopes were weakened due to poor drainage that was not able to cope with heavy rain, among other reasons,” he said at a press conference after a site visit to Jalan Tuba on Tuesday.

Ahmad Phesal said based on a study by the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram) in 2013, a total of 1,740 slopes have been identified at risk of failure, out of which 620 were categorised as very high risk.

“Some of the preventive measures used include the installation of soil nails, upgrading of the drainage as well as the planting of grass over the exposed ground.

“We will repair high-risk slopes on government land in stages and issue notices to the owners of private land.

“Work is in progress in five other areas, namely Jalan 5/98 in Taman Supreme, Bukit Nanas,Taman Setiawangsa, Taman Bukit Anggerik and Jalan Changkat Tunku.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall has called for tender in eight areas — Bukit Aman, Flat Sri Mulia in Bandar Tun Razak, Jalan Desa Maju in Taman Desa, Jalan Cahaya 4 in Taman Salak Selatan, Arkib Negara Malaysia in Jalan Duta, Jalan Kasah in Bukit Damansara and two sites in Jalan Changkat Tunku in Bukit Tunku, said Ahmad Phesal.

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