Friday October 9, 2009
Landslip at Kinrara construction site
By JADE CHAN
A LANDSLIP occurred along Jalan BK 4/10C in Bandar Kinrara 4, Puchong, yesterday morning but therer was no major damage.
Kinrara assemblyman Teresa Kok and her team visited the site shortly after receiving news about the incident to assess the situation.
According to Kok’s assistant and former Subang Jaya Municipal councillor Gary Chong, the landslip occurred at a construction site of some medium-cost condominium blocks, which is near some single-storey houses.
“The developer, who was excavating the drain, had dumped the soil next to some hoarding. The hoarding eventually gave way.
“There was some minor damage, like a collapsed gantry and damaged drain, not to mention a road and drains that are soiled with mud,” he said.
“It so happened that the incident happened in the morning when most residents were at work. Their vehicles could’ve been damaged had the landslip occurred much later.”
Chong said the Subang Jaya Municipal Council’s (MPSJ) Engineering Department had sent a team to the site and instructed the developer to rectify the situation immediately.
“The MPSJ has given the developer one day to complete the rectification work or be slapped with a summons.
“The developer has agreed to undertake the repair work,” he said.