Slope remedial works in Bukit Antarabangsa to be ready by December

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 13 Aug 2020

The retaining wall behind the seven double-storey houses at Jalan Kelab Ukay 4 collapsed and residents had to be evacuated in the May 30 incident. — Filepic

IT WILL take several more months before seven families affected by the landslide at Jalan Kelab Ukay 4 in Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang, can move back into their homes.

The residents have not been able to return as the area had been declared unsafe.

Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) press relations officer Norhayati Ahmad said slope remedial and mitigation works were ongoing.

“Works are currently 35% complete and we are targeting for it to be done by December.

“Drainage works also have to be carried out as the drains were damaged by the erosion,” she said, adding that RM2mil was allocated for mitigation works.

“Half of the funds will be paid by the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry, and the other half by MPAJ,” Norhayati said.

On May 30, soil erosion at the bottom of a slope caused a retaining wall behind the houses to collapse.

Cracks formed in the houses and residents had to be evacuated.A stream, Sungai Sering, is located at the bottom of the slope behind the housing area.

The state government had allocated an additional RM433,800 for the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) to carry out emergency works to repair and strengthen the collapsed slope.

An affected resident, Hamid Sirim, 67, said he and his family were currently renting another property in Bukit Antarabangsa.

“We will have to see what repairs are needed in our house once we are allowed back. We will discuss with the authorities when the time comes,” Hamid added.

The state had also pledged RM1,000 per month for each family under a home rental assistance programme.

Meanwhile, Taman Bukit Mulia Residents Association chairman Amin Osman said residents along Jalan Mulia 1/1 were worried about their safety as they were living at the bottom of the affected slope.

“During the landslide incident, trees on a slope facing their homes were uprooted resulting in damage to several cars,” he said.

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