Repairs to temporarily secure landslip in Puchong completed


By CY LEE

Temporary repair works to the landslip along Jalan BPU 6 were completed on Nov 22 and inspected by MBSJ.

TEMPORARY repair works to stabilise the landslip at Bandar Puchong Utama 6 have been completed and passed safety inspections by Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ).

Mayor Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said works along Jalan BPU 6 started on Nov 17 and were completed on Nov 22.

The landslip occurred on Nov 13 around 6pm after a downpour which also led to the collapse of a drain and damage to seven vehicles parked in council bays.

“MBSJ took immediate action after the downpour, removing the damaged vehicles and cleaning up the area before installing 400mm sheet piles at the site to prevent further soil movement.”

Mohd Fauzi said the council would build a permanent structure as soon as the open tender stage ended in 12 weeks.

“This permanent fix will involve the installation of L-shaped structures along the affected 60m stretch which will cost RM2mil and take around four months,” he said after the council’s full board meeting yesterday.

“Our insurance agents have also followed up with owners of the damaged vehicles and provided valuation.”

When asked about Selangor government’s proposal to establish a Greater Klang Valley authority to oversee four local councils, Mohd Fauzi said the move would bring about better integration of services.

“The Greater Klang Valley Enactment will standardise licensing processes of the authorities (Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya city councils and Klang Municipal Council) and rejuvenate mature townships.

“Its aim is to create a more responsive administration, optimise resources and eliminate overlap of duties.”

Mohd Fauzi added that efficient administration of the four local authorities was a necessity as half of Selangor folk lived in these areas, while they also housed the majority of industries.

He also welcomed the proposal made during the tabling of Selangor Budget 2024 to introduce a Local Authorities Service Commission aimed mainly at boosting local authorities’ responsiveness and efficiency, particularly in shortening response time to public complaints to 24 hours.

“This will bring about another level of checks of our services in addition to our own internal processes and as a side benefit, will also allow council workers to transfer from one council to another in a more streamlined process.”

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