Malaysia has 254 places recognized as vital slopes prone to landslides – mitigation works underway


Malaysia has 254 locations identified as critical slopes at risk of landslides – mitigation works underway

In line with the division of mineral and geoscience (JMG), 254 places nationwide have been recognized as vital slopes prone to landslides. As reported by The Star, JMG director-general Datuk Zamri Ramli stated 104 websites have been labeled as excessive threat, 97 as medium threat and 53 as low threat.

Sabah recorded the very best variety of vital slopes at 36. That is adopted by Johor, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak and Terengganu with 25 every, Sarawak and Selangor with 21 every, Negeri Sembilan with 19, Penang with 13, Kedah with eight, Melaka with six, Perlis with 4 and Kuala Lumpur with one.

“The classification and monitoring of stated slopes have been finished in phases, with reviews given to the native authorities concerned and technical companies or departments to help in mitigation and upkeep measures. The data was additionally given to responder companies for his or her preparations in going through any geological disasters,” Zamri stated.

He added that mitigation works have been accomplished at 37 of the 254 vital slopes. In the meantime, 15 websites are presently present process mitigation works, and the remaining 202 are being monitored for additional motion.

Malaysia has 254 locations identified as critical slopes at risk of landslides – mitigation works underway

Zamri additionally stated there are 31 landslide hotspots which have been recognized, together with places alongside a number of highways such because the East-West Hyperlink Expressway, Tapah-Cameron Highlands route, Seremban-Simpang Pertang, Rembau-Johol and Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway.

Different hotspots are Sungai Buloh, Bukit Antarabangsa, Genting Peras and Sungai Buloh, whereas in Sabah and Sarawak, places in Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang, Sandakan, Miri, Kapit and Bau have been marked as hotspots. These hotspots had seen some 6,431 landslides and 602 deaths from Might 11, 1961 to December 17, 2023 – the division updates the record of hotspots occasionally.

Zamri highlighted the Lata Iskandar Forest Ecopark in Perak, Sungai Tua Forest Ecopark in Selangor, Jeram Toi Forest Ecopark in Negeri Sembilan, Chamang Forest Ecopark in Pahang in addition to the Lata Payung, Chemerong and Air Menderu Forest Ecoparks in Terengganu as probably experiencing particles flows.

“The ultimate report of the geological disasters administration map for these places alongside advised mitigation measures and early warning programs for particles flows have been submitted to the related stakeholders for his or her preparedness in any scenario,” Zamri stated.

Malaysia has 254 locations identified as critical slopes at risk of landslides – mitigation works underway

He added that community-based catastrophe threat administration programmes have been carried out at 4 landslide hotspots in Perak, Negri Sembilan, Pahang and Sabah, with early warning programs (EWS) and rain gauges additionally established throughout places in Kedah, Sabah, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak and Terengganu.

“The EWS is community-based and entails district and state catastrophe administration committees, native authorities and group leaders to make sure inclusive and efficient implementation,” Zamri defined. JMG has offered landslide risk maps to native authorities and stakeholders, whereas its geological catastrophe response groups have been activated and ready for any eventuality.

Those that reside in sloped areas or places with a historical past of landslides are suggested to concentrate to their environment by looking for small actions on slopes, cracks within the floor, partitions, pillars or roads, and to tell the JMG or native authorities.

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