Stop-work order warning issued to developers of Bangsar South City

02 Nov 2017 / 20:05 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A stop-work order warning has been issued to the developers of the construction site near Bangsar South City, if they fail to upgrade the drainage system according to stipulated standards.
Stating this, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor told the Dewan Rakyat that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall has warned the project developers of the Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway and Bangsar South City projects to keep up with the standards.
"An investigation has been carried out on the flash floods. The investigation found that nearby development had blocked the drainage, as well as heavy rain had caused the flooding," he said.
Tengku Adnan said the 86.55mm of rainfall on Oct 30 was a one-off occurrence, as Kuala Lumpur usually experiences rainfall between 50mm and 60mm per day.
He said among the instructions given to the developers were to upgrade the existing drainage, maintaining retention ponds and increasing debris traps, failing which they will be given a stop-work order from the City Hall.
"We will monitor. If they do not follow our orders, we will issue stop work order," he said.
Tengku Adnan said the developers are required to prepare an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report for slope projects to prevent any future occurrences of flood, landslides and erosion.
He added that developers are also required to build their own drainage system and retention pond to trap rainwater.
A flash flood near the Bangsar South area along the Federal Highway caused a long standstill, reducing the six lane traffic to a single lane heading towards Petaling Jaya between 4pm – 6.30pm.

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