SELANGOR and Federal Territory Hainan Association (SFTHA) has approved RM1,005,000 for repair works on a collapsed slope that damaged a residential property in Persiaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur.
A landslide occurred on the left side of Thean Hou Temple, which is managed by SFTHA, last October. Nearby residents had to be evacuated after mudflow entered the living room of a lower-floor apartment.
The fund allocation was decided during a two-hour SFTHA extraordinary general meeting with over 200 members in attendance. It was presided by Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat.
He said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) had issued a directive to SFTHA to carry out slope repairs as soon as possible, following complaints from property owners and residents.
They had voiced concerns over their safety and feared further damage to their properties.
Answering queries on why it had taken the association so long to start slope stabilisation works, SFTHA president Datuk Dr Tang Chai Yong said its constitution required that it obtain members’ approval as the expenditure required had exceeded RM250,000.
“There was no doubt that we had to take urgent action as it was of public interest.
“But we needed time to appoint the right contractors too, ” he added.Tang said site investigation and monitoring efforts on the affected slope had taken place in the same month, where weekly readings on lateral ground movement and vertical ground settlement were sent to DBKL over the span of 24 weeks.
The RM146,600 bill incurred for this initial stage, which is not part of the sum required for the actual repair of the slope, was borne by the association.
Tang said slope repair work was expected to commence in May and should be completed by August.