S’gor, Pahang to boost safety of slopes at border

Joint action: Wan Rosdy (right) and Amirudin with state exco members from Pahang and Selangor at the meeting at Wisma Sri Pahang in Kuantan. — Bernama

KUANTAN: The safety of slopes and highland areas along the Pahang-Selangor border will be among the focus of cooperation between both states, says Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.

The two states have agreed to bring the matter to the attention of the Federal Government, including establishing a National Slope Council, he told a joint press conference with Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari after attending a meeting between the two state governments at Wisma Sri Pahang here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Amirudin said it was important to coordinate development efforts in highland areas in the two states to ensure safety, Bernama reported.

“There should be coordinated efforts in highland areas like Genting Highlands, not only in terms of development, but also involving regulations, laws, and monitoring.

“This is because both states are experiencing and facing similar potential risks, and at the same time, they have good (tourism) potential,” he said.

Wan Rosdy said other issues discussed at the meeting were hiking activities in forest reserve areas bordering Pahang and Selangor, joint enforcement activities on overloaded timber-laden lorries, and the re-demarcation between the two states.

He said issues pertaining to the raw water supply from Pahang to Selangor, which was expected to start next year, were also brought up at the meeting.

Wan Rosdy said the two states also agreed to enhance cooperation between state government subsidiaries in various aspects, including food security.

“We can learn from each other ... for example, in terms of the economy, Selangor is ahead of us, and maybe in tourism, they can learn from Pahang,” he said.

Wan Rosdy said several technical committees had also been formed to fine-tune matters raised during the meeting before they are discussed again at the second meeting between the two state governments.

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