SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Government has decided to limit to two storeys the future construction of buildings on land with a 35-degree slope located 300m above sea level.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said that the ruling was made based on the Malaysian Public Works Institute (Ikram) guidelines on highland development.
The buildings in these places, classified as class three and four areas, were likely to comprise double-storey bungalows or terrace houses, he said.
“We have set up a special committee to monitor closely the development of such highland areas, some of which belong to individuals and companies,” he said.
Highlands belonging to the state government would be maintained, he told reporters after chairing the state exco meeting here yesterday.
Dr Khir said he would chair the committee, with State Secretary Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof as its secretary.
The members of the committee are state Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Mokhtar Dahalan, the state directors of Public Works, Land and Mines, Town and Country Planning, Drainage and Irrigation, all district officers and all local council chiefs.
He said the state government had also appointed Ikram as the consultant on the matter.
Owners of such land wanting to develop their lots could appoint their own geologists and get Ikram's views, he said.
He said the committee would be guided by Ikram's recommendations and would also consider the views of consultants appointed by the landowners. “This way we can control development on highlands,” he said. – Bernama