KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has approved an allocation of RM1mil for strengthening and stabilising the Sungai Kemensah riverbank near here and other related works, according to Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad.
The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) said the allocation was from the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund (KWABBN) managed by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).
The allocation would be used for making an entrance route, provision of a machinery platform and installation of sheetpiles along a 200-metre stretch to prevent damage to properties of residents living near the river, he said.
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KUANTAN: Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail has strongly denied that a landslide that caused the closure of Jalan Simpang Pulai happened in the Cameron Highlands district.
He said it was regrettable that there were several posts on social media linking the landslide that caused the closure of Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley to the district.
"The landslide occurred at KM43.95 of Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley, which is in the Kinta district, Perak, due to slope failure. As a result, the route is completely closed since Saturday.
"It is also regrettable that there is a video on social media of a mud flood that allegedly happened in Cameron Highlands when it actually occurred elsewhere," said Wan Rosdy.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) will finalise plans for slope stabilisation and upgrading works at Sungai Kemensah estimated to cost RM10mil, says Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
He said the project would be implemented to restore the river’s water flow which was obstructed following the landslide at Jalan Kemensah Heights, on Friday (Sept 17).
According to him, inspections by an agency under his ministry found that the subsidence from the landslide had caused problems in the river.
"This project will be implemented after getting input from various agencies such as the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ), the Department of Minerals and Geoscience Malaysia (JMG), and the PublRead More »
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is expected to discuss issues relating to floods, Covid-19 and future plans for the state in next week’s assembly sitting, says Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
The Deputy Chief Minister said he hopes to have a fruitful session with leaders during the sitting which is scheduled from Sept 21 to 23.
He said this after visiting flood victims in Kg Tampasak, Sugud of Penampang on Sunday (Sept 19).
During the visit, Jeffrey announced that the flood mitigation project for Sugud, which was supposed to start next year, would be commenced as soon as possible following the Sept 15 floods and landslides.
“The situation is very bad because this is the first time the volume of water or rain is exceptionally high, and because of thRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Illegal house renovation has been identified as among the causes of the landslide incident at Jalan Kemensah Heights here, says Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.
The Energy and Natural Resources Minister who visited the scene on Sunday (Sept 19), said that several owners had to renovate their houses to accommodate a larger family,
"But it had to be carried out in accordance with stipulated guidelines and procedures to avoid an incident like this,” he said when met at the scene of the landslide.
Also present was Minerals and Geoscience Department director-general Hishamuddin Termidi.
Takiyuddin said a report on the landslide incident was being prepared by the department and it is expected to be completed on Monday (SeptRead More »
IPOH (Bernama): A stretch of road along Federal Route 185 involving Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley heading towards Cameron Highlands is closed to all vehicles following a landslide on Saturday (Sept 18).
The Kinta District Public Works Department (PWD) said the road closure will take effect from 9pm on Saturday to a date to be announced later.
"Motorists can use the Federal Route 59 Jalan Tapah-Cameron Highlands as an alternative route. Any inconvenience caused is much regretted,” the Department said in a statement.
According to the PWD, the landslide involving a 30-metre road stretch with a depth of 4.57 metres was detected at 5.45 pm and was likely due to continuous rain which caused the soil structure to become weak and unstable.
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Selangor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Wan Md Razali Wan Ismail (pic) said the flow of the underground water caused the soil structure to slide.
He said it also blocked the flow of the river water at the foot of the hill.
"At the moment, the department, together with the police and the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, are evacuating the victims, while repair work of the slope will be carried out by the relevant parties,” he said when met by reporters at the scene early Saturday (Sept 18).
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Hafisham Mohd Noor, when contacted Friday night (Sept 17), said that the landslide affected 19 houses.
"No injuries were reported. All affected have been moved to a temporary centre for the time being," he said.
He added that the cause of the landslide was due to the heavy rain.
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KOTA KINABALU: Cash assistance for each family affected by the northeast monsoon or other disasters has been increased from RM500 to RM1,000, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Prime Minister said the central disaster management committee meeting he chaired on Monday had agreed to double the cash aid.
He said the government is aware of the hardship faced by victims following disasters, coupled with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This initiative is expected to help ease the burdens of some 39,100 households, involving more than RM39.5mil from the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund.
“This is among the government’s new measures to improve the preparedness of facing the northeast monsoon which is expected in early NoRead More »
Friday, 19 May 2017 MIRI: Water supply to about 30,000 people in the sub-districts of Bekenu and Subis in northern Sarawak has been disrupted after a cave-in at a stretch of the Pan-Borneo Highway. The Miri Fire and Rescue Department, the Public Works Department (JKR) and the northern Sarawak Water …Read More »