BUTTERWORTH: The Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) has directed all highway concession holders to inspect and closely monitor hillslope development within their areas following the Bukit Antarabangsa tragedy.
Director-general Datuk Mohamad Razali Othman said 179 hillslopes from the 5,000 throughout the North-South Expressway had been identified as “critical”.
“The critical slopes are usually checked every two months.
“Companies such as PLUS use helicopters to monitor development projects on these terrains,” he told reporters in Seberang Jaya here yesterday.
“This is because some people clear hills for agriculture use and to build lakes on hills,” he said.
However, he said, all hillslopes along the North-South Expressway were stable.
Mohamad Razali said there were 17 critical slopes along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway, especially at the 38th kilometre, where six slopes needed close supervision.
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