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Highway concessionaires to monitor 196 critical hillslopes

Postby admin » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:06 am

BUTTERWORTH: The Malaysian Highway Authority has instructed the highway concessionaires to monitor 196 critical hillslopes along the country’s highways to prevent landslips.

Its director-general Datuk Mohamad Razali Othman said 179 of the critical hillslopes were along the North-South Expressway and 17 along the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway, of which six were at KM38 and required close monitoring, especially during the rainy season.

”However, all areas along this highway is safe for users while the identified critical hillslopes are currently stable,” he said after attending a briefing on the Variation of Prices (VOP) and Industrial Building System (IBs)for the north zone here on Tuesdayy.

Mohamad Razali said monitoring was required every two months for the critical areas to detect any soil movement while at the same time, MHA would do earial patrolling for any activity that could destabilise the hillslopes along highways.

”We want to ensure that there are no activities such as sand mining and vegetable farming on hilltops that can contribute to landslips.”

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Keep tabs, highway firms urged

Postby admin » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:45 am

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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