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Act to be tightened for construction at hillslopes, says DPM

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The government will amend the Road, Drainage and Building Act (Act 133) 1974 in the next Dewan Rakyat sitting, regarding enforcement of building construction at hillslopes.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said every development in areas with a gradient of more than 25 degrees and a vertical height of more than 10m would be made compulsory to prepare a geotechnical report by a certified appraiser registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia.

“The act will be tabled in the next Dewan Rakyat sitting. We decided on this due to past landslides.

“The previous government started the ball rolling, but it has taken such a long time to implement it, including referring the matter to the Attorney-General’s Chambers and debating on proposals for approval.”

Media Title: New Straits Times

Date: 7 Sept 2018

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