Temporary slope reinforcement carried out at Seri Duta 1 condo site

THE Seri Duta 1 Condominium slope in Taman Duta, Kuala Lumpur, affected by last month's landslide has been strengthened as a temporary measure while authorities come up with a permanent solution.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said in a statement that the reinforcement works conducted by a contractor appointed by the condominium’s management body included spraying concrete (shotcrete) on the slope to strengthen it, and redirecting the flow of surface water.

“A permanent solution is still in the works by a firm appointed by the management corporation,” the statement added.

DBKL’s appointed consultant Kumpulan Ikram Sdn Bhd noted in its preliminary report that the separation of walls and columns, surface tension cracks and underfloor cracks at Seri Duta 1 were all signs of soil movement which had affected the structure of the building.

Kumpulan Ikram has also prepared a temporary solution to strengthen the slope affecting the Bangsar Indah Condominium.

According to DBKL, preliminary repair work is still under way at the Bangsar Indah Condominium site, which includes cleaning up debris, providing new drainage for rainwater, cutting down damaged trees and removing loose concrete blocks from the slope.

“Several trees which are no longer strong enough will be removed in the process and DBKL will instruct the slope contractor to use the same shotcrete approach there as well.

“Another engagement session with the residents of the Bangsar Indah Condominium will take place once the temporary repairs on the slope, which are expected to last one month, are completed,” the statement added.

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