New guidelines for building demolition

MBPJ to come up with a draft plan DEVELOPERS will have to adhere to a new guidelines when demolishing buildings to prevent another tragedy akin to the Petaling Jaya Section 14 Jaya Supermarket incident.

In reply to Amirudin Shari’s (PR-Batu Caves) question about guidelines on demolition, local government committee chairman Ronnie Liu said the state executive council has instructed the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to construct a draft plan for guidelines on the demolition of buildings in Selangor.

“The MBPJ has submitted a draft based on examples from other countries.

“We have viewed it and it is now waiting to be approved in the next state council meeting. The guidelines will be enforced by the end of this month.

“Once the draft is approved by the state exco, the guidelines can be implemented at all local governments in Selangor,” he said.

He added that to overcome the problem of workplace hazards, the MBPJ was also urged to monitor development projects when the projects were carried out to ensure that the regulations were followed.

“One of the ways to prevent work-related accidents is to videotape the entire demolishing process.

“The MBPJ can monitor the project once the developer hands in the B form to inform the council on the date of commencement of the project,” he said.

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