KUALA LUMPUR — May 30, 2020: An immediate allocation of RM2 million has been made available to undertake slope stabilisation and build a retaining wall in Bukit Antarabangsa following a landslide early today that caused about 40 residents from seven houses to be evacuated.
It is expected that the work will start next week and will take six months.
The landslide on Jalan Kelab Ukay 4 occurred following an early morning downpour and inspections revealed active soil movements.
During her visit there, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who is also the Ampang MP, described the incident as an unacceptable disaster.
Her ministry will be sharing the cost of putting up the affected families in temporary accommodation with Gombak MP and Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
They will stay at the De Palma Hotel for a week and thereafter each family will be given RM3,000 monthly for rental for six months.
Azmin, who was also at the scene, said there were signs tell-tale in December when a landslip occurred close to Taman Mulia.
Slope stabilisation was due to start in March but had to be postponed due to the movement control order.
Bukit Antarabangsa is notorious for being landslide prone over the years.