Malaysia has 254 areas recognized as vital slopes vulnerable to landslides – mitigation works underway

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

Based on the division of mineral and geoscience (JMG), 254 areas nationwide have been recognized as vital slopes vulnerable to landslides. As reported by The Star, JMG director-general Datuk Zamri Ramli stated 104 websites had been categorized as excessive danger, 97 as medium danger and 53 as low danger.

Sabah recorded the 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 had been achieved in phases, with stories given to the native authorities concerned and technical businesses or departments to help in mitigation and upkeep measures. The data was additionally given to responder businesses 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 at the moment 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 were recognized, together with areas 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, areas in Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang, Sandakan, Miri, Kapit and Bau had 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 listing of hotspots on occasion.

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 doubtlessly experiencing particles flows.

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

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

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

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

Those that dwell in sloped areas or areas with a historical past of landslides are suggested to concentrate to their environment by searching 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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