Selangor government orders four municipalities in state to write to PWD

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government has directed four municipalities in Selangor to make written requests to the Public Works Department to declassify the “Hazardous Map”: A report which indicates the level of landslide risk in residential areas in the respective municipalities.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the municipal councils involved are the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, Kajang Municipal Council, Selayang Municipal Council and Kuala Kubu Municipal Council.

Khalid said the state government would meet residents in the areas identified in the report to brief them on remedial works which have to be carried out by the municipalities.

“We are going to present the map to the residents but we don’t want the map to cause unease among the public,” he told reporters after chairing the weekly executive council meeting on Dec16.

A task force set up by the state has identified 14 critical sites in Bukit Antarabangsa in Hulu Klang, Selangor, the site of a fatal landslide on Dec 6 last year, and estimated that rectification works will cost no less than RM500 million.

The rectification works include checks on all water and sewage pipes running through the area, in addition to slope stabilisation works.

On a separate matter, Khalid said the state government is not practicing cronyism or favoritism in awarding contracts in the state.

He was commenting on complaints by contractors that they were required to have signatures from state assemblymen from a ruling party on the contractors’ information form.

Khalid said this has been the practice since the previous state government.

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