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JKR to Carry Out Careful Slope Repair Works

The slope repair works along the 100-metre stretch at Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley will be carried out comprehensively before it is opened to the public.

Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad stated that the landslide incident which took two lives needs time for its repair process and cannot be rushed.

“The repair works at the affected slope will be done by the slope unit of the Public Works Department (JKR) as it is under their responsibility and monitoring. 

“It is still in the repair process with technical advice from the slope unit of JKR headquarters.

“After every party is satisfied and the area is safe for use, the reopening of the route will be announced.

“The state government cannot intervene as it involves technicalities under the department’s responsibility,” he said in a media conference after a work visit to Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No.5 (TT5) and Maze Garden today.

Saarani expressed his confidence that JKR will conduct repair works to avoid the repetition of the landslide incident and increase in cost.

“We have to conduct research on the potential of soil movement in the area. To date, we have not received the information regarding how long the route will be closed.

At the moment, members of the public can still use the route to Cameron Highlands via Jalan Tapah for any matters,” he added.

 

Rosli Mansor

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