Taman Kelab Ukay landslide victims to be given financial aid as emergency repair works planned

PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government will be providing financial aid to affected families and additional funding for slope strengthening works to address the landslide issue in Taman Kelab Ukay in Ampang Jaya.

“Each family affected by the landslide will receive RM500 in financial assistance, bringing the total to RM3,000 for six families,” said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

The decision on the short- and long-term measures was made at a Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting on Thursday (June 4).

“Each family will also receive RM1,000 per month under a home rental assistance programme. The rental assistance will be for six months, bringing the total to RM36,000 for six families,” he said.

Amirudin said there will be an additional allocation of RM433,800 for the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) to carry out emergency works to repair and strengthen the collapsed slope and Sungai Sering stream.

“A total of 31 victims have been temporarily housed since May 30 at Hotel De Palma Ampang, at a cost of RM15,810.

“The state government will also conduct a detailed study of the affected site, as there have been several landslide incidents there since last year.

“The Selangor/Federal Territories Geoscience and Mineral Department and Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) will appoint a consultant to conduct the study.

“The consultant will identify high-risk areas, analyse and evaluate priorities for mitigation measures related to slope protection in an orderly manner and based on scientific data,” said the Selangor MB in a statement.

It was reported last weekend that a retaining wall behind several homes in Jalan Kelab Ukay 4 collapsed early in the morning, forcing residents to vacate their homes and seek temporary shelter to allow for repair works.

The Selangor DID had appointed a contractor to upgrade the river in March, but work was halted when the movement control order (MCO) came into place.

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