The Malaysian Public Works Institute (IKRAM) is developing a computerised Slope Management System which will be able to detect possible landslides and erosion on hill slopes.
The system is being developed in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
The computerised system allows DBKL and IKRAM to produce accurate and comprehensive analysis to determine slope stability and security through a complete data collection, such as geological factors, rainfall measurement and topographical features.
With the system in place, residents around Kuala Lumpur in particular, will be able to obtain information on the stability of slopes in their areas.
"IKRAM will provide consultancy service to DBKL including in areas of development. Let's say if we're building a 2-level basement, IKRAM will come into the picture to support us. Because if it's not properly implemented, it could result in landslides. It has already happened," said Kuala Lumpur Mayor, Tan Sri Aahmad Fuad Ismail.
"WE DONT GO PIECEMEAL. SO IT'S A LONG EFFORT. WE BUILD UP THE BASE. BUT LIKE DATUK BANDAR CAKAP DBKL HAS THE RESOURCES. IKRAM'S ROLE IS TO STRENGTHEN. SO THE INDEPENDENCE IS MAINTAINED," said Kumpulan IKRAM Chairman, Datuk Mohd. Ibrahim Nor.
Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad was speaking to reporters after the signing of a memorandum of agreement between IKRAM and DBKL on Friday.
Under the agreement, IKRAM will be providing engineering consultancy services and capacity building to DBKL
IKRAM will also be providing emergency response services to DBKL and could also act an independent checker for DBKL in development projects on hillslopes.