Residents affected by Ampang landslide agree to vacate homes

RESIDENTS of 22 homes near the Taman Bukit Permai 2 landslide in Ampang who were asked to vacate due to safety concerns, have agreed to do so for the foreseeable future.

Hulu Langat district officer Dr Ani Ahmad said the residents were briefed about the technicalities behind the slope failure this afternoon, along with the initial findings on the slope instability and safety implications.

“The residents understand the risks involved and have agreed to vacate their premises to allow the authorities to investigate the site in detail,” she said.

She said only one family had sought shelter at the temporary relief centre in Dewan MPAJ Cheras Baru.

“The relief centre will be open for as long as it is needed. The other affected families were reported to have put up at their relative’s homes and hotels.

“The detailed report will take about two weeks to complete and the residents will be updated promptly,” she said, adding that compensation for the affected families will be announced later.

Ani said the works on site in the next two weeks would comprise site investigation, clearing

of debris and covering of exposed soil.

“Based on the site investigation, the temporary slope strengthening works would commence and is expected to take three to four months. The permanent slope strengthening works will take 15 to 18 months,” she said.

She also said that the Public Works Department had installed 10 sensors at the site to detect soil movement, in order to alert the residents immediately.

The landslide occurred on March 10 at about 5.54pm. Four people died and one other injured.

Another landslide took place in the same area on March 12.

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